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Teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering woman

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a woman, police said.

The teenager was held after officers went to an address in Benville Road, Weymouth, Dorset, after reports that a woman had been hurt.

When police arrived at the property at 1.06pm they found the woman's body.

Dorset Police said the woman's death was being treated as suspicious and officers - helped by the force helicopter - searched the area.

Police also conducted house-to-house inquiries in and around Benville Road and a cordon was placed around the property while forensic experts examined the scene.

I can confirm that Dorset Police has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of the deceased woman.

– Detective Inspector Marcus Hester


Giant crab settles into new home in Dorset

A giant Tasmanian king crab is preparing to settle into its new, larger than life, home in Dorset. Claude is 15 inches wide and was brought to Britain by a sealife worker from Weymouth. The creature has a pretty big price tag too. The sealife centre shelled out £3,000. More from ITV Meridian.

Claude the crab is in quarantine but will go on pubic display tomorrow
Claude the crab is in quarantine but will go on public display tomorrow Credit: ITV News


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