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CCTV image following Bridport shop theft

Do you recognise this person ? Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Bridport have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following a theft from a shop in the town.

The incident took place at around 11.30am on Tuesday 7 January 2014 in Waitrose along West Street.

A man took two large bottles of red label Smirnoff Ice Vodka and left the shop without paying.

Police Constable James Mullin, of Bridport police, said: “Following enquiries, I am now able to release a CCTV image of a man who may be able to help us with our investigation.

“I would urge the man pictured – and anyone who recognises him – to call Dorset Police, in confidence, as soon as possible.

“I am also appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police.”

No arrests have been made.

Appeal for missing Bridport man

Phillip Guppy has been missing since Sunday

There's concern for the welfare of a man who went missing in Bridport two days ago. Phillip Guppy was last seen in the Crown Pub at West Bay at around 11pm on Sunday. Police believe he left the pub to walk home to Alexandra Road but has not been seen since.

Mr Guppy is 5ft 9in tall, of slim build, with black balding hair. He wears black metal framed glasses. When he was last seen he was dressed in a white shirt, possibly with a thin strip, blue jeans, a thin blue zip-up jacket and a flat cap.

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Public loos saved

A businesswoman from Dorset has just paid more than £100,000 so other people can spend a penny.

Caroline Parkins bid more than property developers to buy a former block of public toilets in Bridport.

The loos were closed by the council last year. Caroline now plans to re-open them for the community.

Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports.

Fire damaged Dorset school re-opens

Pupils see the refurbished school for the first time. Credit: ITV News West Country

A primary school in Dorset severely damaged by fire two years ago has officially re-opened.

There's been great excitement as pupils at Powerstock Primary near Bridport saw the refurbished school for the first time.

They've been having lessons in the village hall while the school was rebuilt.

Parts of the building date back to the 16th century. The fire was caused by an electrical fault.

Van driver killed in crash near Bridport

Map of the crash on the A35 two miles east of Bridport Credit: ITV News West Country

A man was killed and another seriously injured in a crash involving three vans in Dorset.

It happened outside Woodlands Farm on the A35 near Bridport at 6pm on Monday night.

A 49-year-old man from Cleveland died at the scene.

A 32-year-old man from Bournemouth was airlifted to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The third van driver, a 48-year-old man from Wareham, suffered minor injuries.

The road was closed for 12 hours while investigations took place.

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Police appeal after Bridport supermarket cash theft

A CCTV image of the woman Dorset Police would like to speak to. Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Bridport are appealing for witnesses after cash was stolen from a customer at a supermarket in the town.

The incident happened at around 12.20pm on Friday 21 June at Morrisons on West Bay Road.

The victim, a 66-year-old Devon woman, requested £50 cash back from a self-service till, but forgot to take her money. Upon realising, she returned to the store, but the cash had gone and was not handed in to staff.

Police Constable Caroline Orchard, of Bridport police, said: “Following enquiries, I am now able to release three CCTV images of a woman I believe may be able to help us with our investigation.

“This incident that has left the victim out of pocket.

“I would urge the woman pictured – and anyone who recognises her – to contact Dorset Police, in confidence, as soon as possible.”

More CCTV images of the woman police would like to speak to. Credit: Dorset Police

Counting the cost after floods

Worst hit were areas like Yealmpton and Ottery St Mary in Devon where rivers burst their banks and Burton Bradstock near Bridport in Dorset.

Yesterday (Sun) Environment Minister Caroline Spelman visited the Met Office in Exeter and then went to meet residents and workers in Ottery St Mary.

Flooded River Bride at Burton Bradstock, nr Bridport
Flooded River Bride at Burton Bradstock, nr Bridport Credit: ITV Westcountry

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