Walked best part of day ten miles from Poole to Bournemouth without shoes on my feet before finally arriving at hitch hiking point of dual carriage way junction coincidentally named Cooper Dean roundabout. Dusk had turned to dark so I slept out side a nearby village hall and in the early morning attempted to gain a ride. One man in a coup stopped and only offered a ride to Southampton, another guy with small car filled up with empty drinks cans offered a ride to next junction north but I refused to get in his car.
After sometime waiting in vain for another ride to come I thought it best to try hitch from another junction, I began to walk northwards along dual carriageway keeping to the verge to avoid any traffic. The road was very busy with cars which didn’t seem to be bothered or held up by my presence walking the verge. As I neared the next northward junction (Blackwater junction) just over the river three blue light flashing police cars had pulled up.