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Glider pilots from WWII reunite in Dorset

While Spitfires and Lancaster bombers are celebrated in the history of World War Two, little is known about the role of gliders.

Today in Bournemouth there was a gathering of some of the few remaining pilots who played a critical role in the Allied success after D-Day. Richard Slee reports.

Arrest after firearms incident in Bournemouth

A 55-year-old man from Bournemouth has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after an incident in the town centre.

Officers detained him at an address near Fordingbridge in Hampshire and recovered two air weapons.

It came after they held a separate man in Bournemouth town centre earlier in the day after receiving reports that someone had a firearm. They released him when they realised he was not involved.

“This was a fast-moving incident and I would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding while this incident was ongoing and praise the professionalism of officers involved, including colleagues from Hampshire who assisted with the arrest of the man.”

– Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Callaghan, of Dorset Police
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