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Shooters' Olympic training ground closes

Dorset shooter Peter Wilson, who won gold at London 2012, trained at Southern Counties Shooting Credit: PA

The shooting ground in Dorset used by Olympic gold medal winner Peter Wilson has closed. Southern Counties Shooting shut on Sunday.

The Centre in Dorchester was the official training ground for the Olympics 2012 shooting team.

It'll still be open for corporate and beginner clay shooting.


Gunpowder found in items seized at Dorchester house

Police have confirmed that a number of items discovered in a house in Dorchester contained gunpowder.

The body of a man in his 40s was found along with the explosive devices at the house on St George's Road.

The Army's Bomb disposal unit did not consider them to be viable but they were safely disposed of as a precaution.

Officers say there is nothing to suggest a link to a radical organisation.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the man's next of kin has been informed.

Body and explosives found at Dorchester house

The body of a man in his 40s has been found along with explosive devices at a house in St George’s Road in Dorchester.

Police were called just before 7am. The death is not being treated as suspicion and the man's next of kin has been informed.

While officers were searching the home, they discovered a number of unidentified devices and called in the Army’s Bomb Disposal Unit who have now dealt with the situation.

Mirrors make £20,000 at auction

Some of the 120 mirrors that went under the hammer in Dorset Credit: ITV News

More than 120 pub mirrors and glass panes have been sold for £20,000 at auction in Dorchester.

Many were used as props in films and TV programmes but they were put on sale as old-fashioned pubs are no longer popular for dramas.

The auction was held by Duke's Auctioneers, which says there was a lot of interest in the items, with plenty of new buyers coming forward.

It says the total raised "exceeded expectations".

The mirrors came from a prop hire company, which found they were no longer needed Credit: ITV News


More than 100 pub mirrors go "under the hammer"

Just a small sample of the mirrors going up for auction in Dorchester this week Credit: Duke's Auctioneers

More than 120 pub mirrors, glass panes and other fittings are going up for auction in Dorchester this week (Tuesday).

They come from a prop hire company and some may even have appeared on television. They're being sold as there's no demand for pub sets these days. Programme-makers also prefer perspex to glass for safety reasons and try to avoid brand names.

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11-year-old boy goes missing in Dorset

George Pugh-Sargent was last seen near the cafe and car park at Ringstead Bay near Weymouth Credit: ITV News

Police are increasingly concerned for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Dorset at lunchtime today (Monday 1 September).

George Pugh-Sargent, who is from Dorchester, was last seen near the cafe and car park for Ringstead Bay between Weymouth and Lulworth.

He has a disability that affects his behaviour and makes him particularly vulnerable.

He is 5'3", has short blond hair and was wearing a Hawaiian shirt with braces and black shorts.

11 year old Dorchester boy has gone missing

An 11 year old boy has been reported missing in Dorset. George Pugh-Sargent, from Dorchester was last seen near the car park and cafe at Ringstead Bay on the coast between Lulworth and Weymouth at 1:30pm this lunchtime. Police say George suffers from disabilities that put him at extra risk.

Due to some disabilities George has he may not recognise risks or may react differently than other children of his age. This could include approaching premises if he is hungry or thirsty.

We are concerned, with his family, for his safety and are working with them and other agencies to locate him.

Any sightings from the public, given his distinctive clothing, would be very helpful.

– Chief Inspector Marsden, Force Incident Commander

He is white, five feet three inches tall and has short blond hair. He was wearing a Hawaiian print T-shirt, black shorts with braces, sandals and a gem stone bracelet.

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