Dorset

Sandbanks double death crash witness sought

A man thought to have witnessed a crash in which a married couple died in the exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in Dorset has been urged to contact police.

Alan Bernard, 53, and his wife, Rochelle, 51, of Northwood, west London, were knocked down by a Mercedes car in Banks Road on 11 September.

The business owner and housewife died at the scene from multiple injuries.

Officers want to talk to a man seen nearby. He was about 25, had black hair and wore jeans and a brown t-shirt.

A 33-year-old Poole man was arrested over driving offences and later bailed.

A woman from London was also injured in the collision and taken to hospital, but later discharged.

The potential witness is described as white and between 5ft 8in and 5ft 11in tall. His hair was cut short at the sides and shaggy or spiky on top, possibly gelled, police said.

Insp Steve Quill added: "I am very keen to identify and locate this witness. It is possible that he may have information that would assist the investigation."

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