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CCTV released of missing Dorset teenager

CCTV footage of a missing teenager filmed shortly before she went missing has been released by Dorset Police.

Gaia Pope, 19, suffers from severe epilepsy and went missing without her medication or her phone in Swanage on Tuesday.

The coastguard, police helicopters and her family have been searching for her.

New train service linking Wareham with Swanage

Credit: ITV Meridian

It's the first regular train service to link Wareham with Swanage, in Dorset, in 45 years.

Civic dignitaries joined rail enthusiasts today for the launch of the new service which marks the the culmination of years of campaigning and hard work.

Much of the branch line was torn up after British Rail closed the route in 1972 but it has gradually been rebuilt and improved and now represents an amazing dream come true.

As Richard Slee reports.

Richard spoke to Peter Sills, Colin Stone and Peter Frost, all railway volunteers. He also spoke to Director of Project Wareham Mark Woolley.

VIDEO: Dorset lifeboat captures moment a pod of dolphins swims past during a rescue

Both Swanage lifeboats were called out on Monday to a yacht which had broken down in Durlston Bay.

Whilst there they were joined by a pod of dolphins. Crewman Andy Lyons captured the moment on camera:

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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.

Can you help find missing John from Dorset?

Search for missing man from Swanage Credit: Dorset Police

Dorset Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing electrician who was last seen yesterday morning.

Forty-eight-year-old John Wormald from Argyle Road in Swanage, was last seen at an address in Battlemead at 11.15am Wednesday 2 March 2016. Officers say they are becoming increasing for his welfare.

“I understand that John has been very upset recently and his family are concerned that he may come to harm.

“He is a self-employed electrician and drives a white Vauxhall Vivaro van with the registration HG05 XWY. The van has ‘John Wormald Electrical’ written on the side.”

“I’d urge John to contact us at the earliest opportunity - we simply want to know that you are safe and well.”

– Chief Inspector Bob Acaster, Dorset Police

Officers have since located John's van in the Wareham area, but he still hasn't been found.

Concerns for missing man who 'just went for a walk'

Have you seen Paul Elleray? Credit: Dorset Police

Officers from Dorset Police say they are concerned for the welfare of 51-year-old Paul Elleray from Swanage who went missing from his home on Victoria Avenue at around 6.30pm on Friday 19th February.

He is five feet six inches tall with grey hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket and black and grey trousers.

"We are becoming increasingly concerned for Paul’s welfare. He was last seen by his family yesterday and told them he was going for a walk. His disappearance is completely out of character.

“I would ask that anyone who sees Paul contacts police urgently, his family is very worried about him and want to know that he is safe.”

– Chief Inspector Steve White, Dorset Police

Anyone with information about Paul’s whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 20:96.

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