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Dorset Police unveil Tardis-style box

They disappeared from our streets in the late sixties, although a certain Time Lord has continued to make use of one for his travels. Today, a 21st century police box was unveiled in the main shopping precinct at Boscombe in Dorset.

The police hope it will reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. But, as Martin Dowse reports, the launch felt rather more like a Dr Who convention.

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Police reveal Tardis box in Boscombe

The iconic police box design that appears in Doctor Who has been reclaimed by the police Credit: Dorset Police

Dorset Police have unveiled a new police box that resembles the time-travelling tardis used in Doctor Who.

The box has been revealed in Boscombe town centre today to crowds of people and police hope its 'magical' design will help raise police presence in the area.

Crowds gather to get a glimpse of Doctor Who police box

Doctor Who enthusiasts gather round for Dorset Police's big reveal Credit: PCCDorset

A police box with a twist has been revealed in Dorset today.

The Tardis-style police box has been made to resemble the iconic time-travelling machine in Doctor Who.

The police box is ready to be unveiled in Boscombe town centre Credit: PCCDorset

Dorset Police hope it will create a more visible police presence in the area and bring down the levels of crime.

People have gathered around the mysterious-looking police box ahead of its reveal Credit: PCCDorset

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