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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.

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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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Students treated for burns after gas explosion

Three students from Norton Radstock College near Bath have been treated for burns at Dorset County Hospital. It follows a gas explosion while they were preparing a meal at their campsite in Weymouth.

They were part of a group of 25 teenagers on a five day camping trip as part of their studies. The three students - two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year old girl - had facial and arm injuries. One has been discharged and the two others are expected to leave hospital shortly.

The cause of the explosion is not known but Dorset Fire & Rescue Service has taken the stove away to examine it.

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