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Security firm to take over guarding crime scenes

A private security firm will be guarding serious crime scenes in Dorset from now on.

Dorset Police are outsourcing this part of their security to Securitas in a four month trial. Police say officers can now concentrate on frontline policing.

The work our Crime Scene Officers conduct is of the highest standard, having been police vetted and specifically trained for such a role prior to any deployment. Our density of branch network and front line staff enables us to deploy with pace, professionalism and the reliability you would expect from an organisation of our strength, depth and expertise. We look forward to supporting Dorset Police in this way in the months and years ahead.

– Mike Clancy, South West Area Director of Securitas

Trial for Securitas to guard major crime scenes

The private security firm Securitas Ltd will trial guarding major crime scenes so Dorset Police can go back on the front line.

Scenes of major crimes, such as murder and serious assault, were previously guarded by police officers taken from their day to day job.

But by getting the security company to guard the scene instead, between 2600 and 3600 hours will go back into police front line services.

Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Cooper, Head of Dorset Police Criminal Justice Department said, "Outsourcing has been tried and tested by other forces for a number of years and it has been found to be a very effective way of securing evidence."

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Murder investigation - appeal for witnesses

This still remains an active investigation and we are attempting to piece together Kevin's movements in the hours before his death.

We know he was seen in Wharncliffe Road around 10.30pm and we want to hear from anyone who may have seen or spoken to Kevin between 10.30pm on Friday evening and 2.30am on Saturday when he was found in the alleyway off Defender Road, near to the cut-through with Tankerville Road.

He was wearing a white sweatshirt with blue lettering across the chest, dark trousers and carrying a white carrier bag.

– Detective Inspector Ellie Hurd, Hampshire Police

Three teenagers appear in court over series of incidents

Three teenagers appeared before magistrates in Dover on Monday (26 August 2013) charged in connection with a series of incidents in the town including reports of a robbery were a man was assaulted.

Jordan Wills, 18, of no fixed address, was charged with two counts of robbery, assault , vehicle interference and escape from lawful custody. Magistrates remanded him in custody and he will appear at Canterbury Crown Court on 16 September.

A 17-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy have been granted bail and are due to appear at Canterbury Crown Court on 16 September.

Tribute paid to murdered father of three

The family of Kevin Wyeth who was found dead in an alleyway have paid tribute to him. A post mortem examination revealed the 31-year-old died from head and neck injuries.

We are, as you’d expect, in shock at Kevin’s death. Kevin was a good man, hard-working, very sociable and popular within the local community, he was a very loving and devoted father to his three sons. He will always be in our hearts and will be sadly missed by all his family and many friends.

– Statement from Kevin’s mum Linda and dad Kevin

Teenagers due in court following incidents in Dover

Three teenagers are due to face magistrates this morning after having been charged in connection with a series of incidents in Dover on Saturday night.

On Saturday, police were called to reports of a robbery in the alleyway between Dover Priory train station and Priory Hill, in which a man was assaulted.

Jordan Wills, 18, of Parker Place in Hawkinge, was charged with two counts of robbery, ABH, vehicle interference and escape from lawful custody.

A 17 year old girl from Hawkinge, was charged with robbery, while a 17 year old boy from Dover, was charged with two counts of robbery, criminal damage, ABH and vehicle interference.

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