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New photos released of teenager missing for two weeks

Louis Harris was last seen in the early hours of 14th February Credit: Dorset Police

New photos have been released of a teenager from Dorset who's been missing for two weeks.

18-year-old, Louis Harris from Dorchester, was last seen on Custom House Quay in Weymouth after leaving a nightclub in the early hours of the 14th of February.

He'd been out celebrating a friend's birthday.

“Louis is a wonderful son, much loved by family and friends. He had just returned from university and was celebrating a friend’s birthday in Weymouth when he disappeared.

“We are desperate for any news of Louis and ask that anyone who has any information regarding the evening, or Louis’ whereabouts, to contact Dorset Police immediately on 101.

“We are sincerely grateful to the local community, friends and family for their tremendous support and help with searching for Louis.

“We would ask everyone to remain vigilant to potential sightings, as we continue in the search for our dearly loved and much missed son Louis.”

– Louis' parents

Officers have conducted a number of searches around Weymouth town centre, harbour and seafront since Louis went missing.

Divers have also carried out underwater searches in Weymouth harbour. These searches have now concluded, but enquiries are still continuing into Louis’ whereabouts.

Have you seen missing Louis?

Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Dorset are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Dorchester man.

Louis Harris, 18, has not been seen since 4.20am on Sunday (Feb 14) when he was on Weymouth beach near to the Pavilion walking up the steps toward the pier.

He is described as:

  • white
  • 5'10" tall
  • slim build
  • short, brown hair
  • wearing a blue and white zipped hooded Lacoste top, checked shirt and jeans

We are becoming increasingly concerned for Louis’ welfare as this behaviour is described as totally out of character for him.

He normally has good and regular contact with his family but they have not heard from him since he has gone missing and have not been able to contact him.

– Chief Inspector Steve Horton, Dorset Police

Pensioner jailed for guest house sex assaults

Morris Mendoza pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault Credit: Dorset Police

A 74-year-old man who sexually assaulted two women at a guest house in Weymouth has been jailed for six months.

Morris Mendoza from Bournemouth pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual assault.

The offences all took place at Studio Guest House, Weymouth in 2012. In one incident, he pushed his victim onto a bed and tried to kiss her neck before she pushed him off. He inappropriately touched her on other occasions.

CCTV released after man punched in the face

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault in Weymouth Credit: Dorset Police

Police are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward after a man was punched in the face in Weymouth.

CCTV images of two potential witnesses have been released.

The incident happened at around 2.40am on Sunday 17th January along St Alban Street.

The victim, a 19-year-old local man, was walking with a male friend toward Maiden Street. The pair then spoke to two women, before a man approached them and punched the victim in the face.

The victim suffered a broken jaw and required an operation.

No arrests have been made.

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault in Weymouth Credit: Dorset Police

“I am now able to release CCTV images of two women I would like to speak to who I believe were in the immediate vicinity at the time of the incident and are potential witnesses.

“I would urge them or anyone who is able to identify them to contact me on 101 as I believe they can assist with my investigation.”

– Police Constable Hayley Roach, of Weymouth police


Weymouth murder investigation latest: Three men and a woman under arrest

Three men and a woman are being questioned on suspicion of murder after a man in his 20's was found dead at a flat in Weymouth.

Police cordoned off Bath Street by Commericial Road near the seafront around 9 o'clock on Sunday morning.

Detectives have until tonight to continue questioning the suspects. Martin Dowse reports from Weymouth.

BREAKING: 4 arrests in Weymouth flat murder

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found at a flat in Bath Street in Weymouth on Sunday.

Three men aged 18, 20 and 43 and a 39-year-old woman, all from the Weymouth area, have been detained and are helping Dorset Police with their enquiries.

Officers said three of the people arrested sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident.

The dead man’s next of kin are yet to be informed, and the coroner has been notified. Detectives are still investigating exactly what happened.

Investigation into death of girl, 5, after getting head trapped in lift

A five-year-old girl died when she became trapped in a disability lift at a house in Weymouth.

Emergency services were called to a property on Emmadale Close in the town shortly before midday.

Firefighters attempted to rescue her but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is now underway into the tragic incident.

Duncan Sleightholme has been in Weymouth.

Woman steals £700 from shopper in Dorset

CCTV image Credit: Dorset Police

Police investigating the theft of cash in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward with a CCTV image of a woman being released. The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Friday 26 June in the Poundland store in New Bond Street.

The victim, a 35-year-old woman from Weymouth, had been shopping in the store when she inadvertently left her purse on a shelf. When she realised her mistake, she returned to the store to discover her purse and the £700 it contained had been stolen.

Police Constable Matt Weldon, of Weymouth police, said: “This was a distressing incident for the woman who has sadly lost her savings. I am keen to trace the woman pictured in this CCTV image and am appealing to anyone who saw this incident or who recognises the woman in the CCTV to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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