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Dorchester vet fined for failing to treat dog for 10 days

A Dorchester vet was reported to the RSPCA Credit: RSPCA

A vet from Dorchester has been ordered to pay £4,000 for failing to treat a dog with a broken back.

Philipa Rodale, from the Weatherby veterinary clinic, was sentenced at Weymouth Magistrates court yesterday. The injured foxhound was reported to the RSPCA by a member of the public after it had been at the clinic for ten days.

The dog's broken back wasn't treated for 10 days Credit: RSPCA

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash

The accident happened near Bradford Peverell on the A37 late on Tuesday night. Credit: ITV News

Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a 60 year-old man was killed when he was hit by a car.

The accident happened near Bradford Peverell on the A37 late on Tuesday night. The driver was a 21 year-old from Yeovil who was in a white mini cooper.

Police say they would particularly like to hear from a man who was driving a Green Land Rover who initially stopped at the scene to administer first aid.

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Man to appear in court charged with Dorchester murder

Elliot Handley's body was discovered at a flat in The Grove in May. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of man in Dorchester.

Elliot Handley's body was discovered at a flat in The Grove in May. A post mortem revealed he had died from head injuries. 43-year-old Simon Bennett has been charged with his murder. He'll appear before magistrates later.

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