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Police investigating Weymouth town centre assault

Police have released a CCTV image of a potential suspect. Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Weymouth are investigating an assault in the town centre.

Officers say a Weymouth man in his 40s was assaulted on Saturday night by an unknown man outside of the Nautico Lounge in St Thomas Street.

It is believed he was struck by his own crutches.

The victim suffered serious head and back injuries and is currently in a life-threatening condition in hospital.

The suspect, who was captured on town centre CCTV, is described as a white man with short hair and was wearing a dark coloured T-shirt, blue shorts and light coloured trainers.

Detective Sergeant Mark Portelli, of Weymouth CID says police are seeking witnesses.

We have also not recovered the victim’s crutches and I would urge anyone who might have information as to where these might be to contact us.

– Detective Sergeant Mark Portelli

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk.

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The viral clip shows Special Constable Jason Cox 'Dad dancing' at Camp Bestival. It was shared by Dorset Police on Twitter.

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Technical fault takes out Dorset Police's 101 number

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Police in Dorset Police say their 101 service is currently unavailable due to a technical fault.

The issue was reported to police at around 1pm today and is currently being investigated.

The emergency 999 number is unaffected.

We do not currently know when the service will resume, however we are doing everything we can to identify the fault and quickly ensure a normal service is resumed.

Remember, if your call is an emergency, i.e. a threat to life, or if a crime is in progress, always call 999.

– Dorset Police

Non-emergency enquiries can be emailed to 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk

Andrew Scott: Body believed to be missing spear fisherman found

Andrew Scott went missing while spear fishing a week ago. Credit: Dorset Police

Police searching for a missing man have found a body in the water off the coast of Weymouth.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, the body is believed to be that of spear fisherman Andrew Scott.

The 27 year old disappeared after going on a fishing trip a week ago.

His family have been informed and the coroner has been notified.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and our thoughts are with Andrew’s family at this difficult time.

– Dorset Police

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Police renew appeal following fatal collision

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Dorset Police are renewing their appeal after a man died following a collision on Portland Beach Road.

Officers were informed of the incident at 11.25pm on Wednesday June 28.

The collision involved a blue BMW, being driven by a 49-year-old man, and a grey Peugeot 2008, containing the 67-year-old male driver and his 72-year-old male passenger – with all three men from the local area.

Police Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the traffic unit, said: "Sadly the 72-year-old Peugeot passenger, who had sustained life-threatening injuries, has died."

“Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time and they will be supported by specifically trained officers."

"Following the collision the road was closed in both directions for some time to enable our teams to investigate the scene. Our enquiries are ongoing to establish why and how the collision occurred."

"However, we still need to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or the manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident. If you have not been in contact with us yet, please call."

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