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Homeless murder victim named

Sussex Police have revealed the name of a murdered homeless man, whose body was found near the seafront in Hove on Monday 11th February.

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"Heartless" swindler is jailed

A 21-year-old man has been jailed for swindling a pensioner from Berkshire out of his life savings.

Hunt for "Top 10" bike thieves

British Transport Police are calling on the public for help in identifying 10 people who are suspected of bike thefts.

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Crime in Dorset has fallen by 6% since last year

Crime in Dorset has fallen by nearly 6% in the last year, according to the latest figures by National Statistics.

The drop saw 37,212 recorded offences in Dorset between April 2013 and March 2014, compared to 39,525 in the previous year.

The fall has seen a reduction of 2,313 crimes in the county.

Dwelling burglary has seen a decrease of 9.0%, with the number of crimes falling from 1,899 to 1,715.

Vehicle crime has fallen by 15.8 per cent, with 4,204 recorded offences compared to 4,992 last year, and serious violent crime has decreased by 4.7%.

I am delighted that crime continues to fall across the county.

“These figures show that there were 2,313 fewer crimes reported to Dorset Police between April and March 2013/14 compared to the same period last year.

“We continue to work together with local communities and other public services to make Dorset safer, and it is by working in close partnership that we have been able to achieve this reduction in crime.

“Despite these encouraging statistics we are not complacent, and there are challenges that the Force is working to overcome as we head towards 2015.

– Assistant Chief Constable David Lewis


Homeless man was killed in a 'jealous rage'

Brian Sharp
Brian Sharp found guilty of murdering Tim Clayton Credit: Sussex Police

A Folkestone man has been found guilty of beating a homeless person to death in a jealous rage.

55 year old Brain Sharp of Manor Road, Folkestone, was found guilty of murdering Tim Clayton at Canterbury Crown Court. The victim was a friend of Sharp's girlfriend.

Sharp will be sentenced on 2 July.

Missing nurse's daughter 'really worried' after disappearance


Statement from #RuiLi daughter, Lu Yao, 18. "This is really out of character and I am really worried. I really miss her."


Statement from #RuiLi daughter, Lu Yao, 18. "Mum, if you're safe and just want to get away please just let us know."

Dorset Police search home of missing nurse


Det Supt Kevin Connolly: We are currently searching Rui Li's home at 30 Burnham Drive, Queens Park, Bournemouth.


Det Supt Connolly: Searches at Cromer Motors, St Clement's Rd, 118 Wolverton Rd, 31 Spring Rd, a flat at 71 Sea Rd - all in Boscombe.


Det Supt Connolly: A further search taking place at 64 Meon Road, Southbourne.

Dorset Police appeal for van after missing nurse


#RuiLi Police want to hear from anyone who saw a white Ford transit van on Sat 24 May travelling towards Watford http://t.co/vF1hZkr0Bu


Det Supt Connolly: We want to trace a Ford Connect Van HD53FCG which we believe travelled to Watford on morning Sat 24 May. Call 101 #RuiLi


Second man arrested after missing Dorset nurse

A second man has been arrested following the disappearance of a nurse from Bournemouth.

A 26-year-old man who is also known to Ms Li has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being questioned by police.

Detectives have also been granted additional time to question a 60-year-old Bournemouth man who was previously arrested.

CCTV released of missing Dorset nurse

Dorset Police have released CCTV images of a missing nurse Credit: Dorset Police

Police are investigating the disappearance of a nurse from Bournemouth as a new CCTV image has revealed her last confirmed sighting.

44-year-old Rui Lo, who worked at Poole Hospital, was reported missing on Tuesday 27th May.

On Friday 27th May she was seen leaving the car park at 6.17pm that evening.

The distinctive silver Porsche Boxster with the personalised number-plate, L1 RUI, was recovered outside her home at Burnham Drive yesterday.

Detective Inspector Marcus Hester, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “It is still absolutely crucial for the investigation to establish what has happened to Ms Li between Friday evening and Tuesday morning.

“I am hoping this image of her distinctive car may jog people’s memories. Did you see her driving home that evening? I am even interested to know if you saw the car moving around or being driven by anyone else over the Bank Holiday weekend."

Car seized by detectives investigating nurse's murder

Police searching for a missing nurse from Dorset have tonight launched a murder inquiry. Officers are searching three addresses in Bournemouth after 44-year-old, Rui Li, was reported missing yesterday.

Detectives believe she has come to harm and a 60-year-old man has been arrested. Sarah Cooper spoke to Detective Inspector Marcus Hester from the Dorset Police Major Crime Team in her report.

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