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Body of climber found in Swanage identified

The 26-year-old's body was found in water yesterday Credit: ITV Meridian

The body of a climber who went missing in Swanage has been identified as 26-year-old Liam Day from Southampton.

Mr Day was reported missing on 15 June when he didn't come home from a climbing trip. His body was found in the water off St Alban’s Head near Swanage yesterday.

His next of kin have been informed and an inquest will be opened after a post mortem examination has taken place. Officers say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Woman in her 90s assaulted in Poole

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 90s was assaulted in Poole, Dorset.

It happened at around 2pm yesterday. As the woman was walking through the Old Town area, a man grabbed her round the shoulders from behind before running away toward St James’ Church in Church Street.

Officers say the victim was shaken but not injured.

The offender is described as approximately five feet eight inches tall, of slim build and was wearing dark clothing.


Work underway to combat rise in racist incidents across the South

A growing number of racist incidents, targeting people from the Continent working and living here, have been reported across the South. They've been widely condemned by police. Meanwhile schools across the region are helping to educate the younger generation on the importance of building positive community relationships. Mary Stanley reports.

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