Bournemouth gun raider in Coral robbery bid

CCTV image Image copyright Dorset Police
Image caption Dorset Police says the offender left the betting shop and was seen running up Latimer Road

A gunman is being hunted in Dorset after attempting to rob a bookmakers.

Armed police were called to Coral in Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, on Tuesday evening after the man entered the branch brandishing the weapon.

The raider fled empty handed towards Latimer Road. Police believe he may have escaped in a car.

The betting shop was cordoned off by officers as a search for the gunman continues. Police have appealed for information.

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