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The news this Tuesday

Amanda Piper brings you a full round up of the stories making the news this Tuesday across the region. And to find out if we're in for more snow today, Simon Parkin has the forecast.

Today's Headlines:- Murder Suspicions - As police continue to search for a woman who was last seen more than a month ago, two men are questioned on suspicion of murder and concealing a body. 76 year old Patricia Goodband was reported missing last Wednesday.

Navy Inquiry - The Royal Navy is to release the results of two inquiries it made in light of the death of one of its officers on board a nuclear submarine in Southampton. Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux was shot by Able Seaman Ryan Donovan in 2011 - he was drunk when he was put on armed guard.

Dementia Worries - There's been an increase in the number of people diagnosed with dementia in the south east. However it's thought another thirty nine thousand are living with the condition by aren't receiving the support and treatment.

Police appeal after 'dangerous' man skips parole

Lee Hogben Credit: Dorset Police

Police searching for a 29-year-old former prisoner described as "dangerous" are appealing for help.

Lee Ivan James Hogben, originally from Poole, has breached his licence conditions and been recalled to prison.

He’s described as white, broad, six foot tall with short cropped brown hair.

Officers are advising people not to approach him but call the police immediately on 999.

Det Insp Neil Phillips said: “Officers are continuing to search for Lee Hogben and we are following positive lines of enquiry.

“We need to trace him urgently and I would encourage any member of the public to contact the police immediately if they see him.

“He was released from prison on Friday with licence conditions, one of which was to reside in the Somerset area.

“However, Hogben failed to attend this address, and has subsequently been recalled to prison.

"He should not be approached under any circumstance if seen as he is considered dangerous.”

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Businesses warned of diesel thefts

Businesses in and around Poole are being warned to ensure their vehicles and premises are left secure following a recent spate of diesel thefts.

Dorset Police say they have received several reports of diesel being stolen from businesses on industrial estates since mid December.

In most cases, the diesel has been stolen overnight from parked lorries. Businesses should park their lorries inside buildings wherever possible.

“If this is not possible, park vehicles in a secure compound. At the very least, ensure vehicles are parked in a well lit area.

“Also, make sure you leave as little fuel as possible in the tank. If you have lights, cameras or alarms available please use them. Make sure they are operating correctly and are fit for purpose.

“To contact a Crime Prevention and Design Advisor, please phone 101.”

– John Green, Dorset Police