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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Holly has the lunchtime forecast for the west of the ITV Meridian region.
Holly has the lunchtime forecast for the east of the ITV Meridian region.
Holly with Tuesday morning's weather in the west