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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.


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.


Man charged with Dorchester murder

Elliot Handley. Credit: Dorset Police / family

Detectives investigating the death of a 46-year-old man in Dorchester have charged a man with murder.

At around 9.50pm on Tuesday 26 May 2015, police were called to a flat in The Grove and discovered the body of Elliot Handley.

A post mortem examination revealed he'd died from multiple blunt force head injuries.

Simon Bennett, 43, from Dorchester, has been charged with Elliot’s murder. He will appear before Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

A 47-year-old man from Dorchester and a 69-year-old man from Weymouth, who had been arrested on suspicion of murder, were released from bail without charge in June.

Childhood strikes back: Dorset Star Wars set sells for thousands

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Adults turned into children in Dorset today as they bought a huge collection of toys, paying hundreds of pounds for some of them.

The vast set of Star Wars figures was built up by a local man, and thanks to the internet, bidding came from around the world.

Bobba Fett alone went for more than £460.

Duncan Sleightholme has been rediscovering his youth with Mr Fett.

Star Wars collection could go for tens of thousands

The collection could sell for tens of thousands. Credit: ITV News

A collection of Star Wars toys could sell for £50,000 in Dorset today.

Dukes Auctioneers are holding a special sale for a local man's collection, and interest is expected from around the world.

Items include some of the most sought after action figures, which could go for hundreds of pounds. The fan's entire collection is being sold.

He's taking quite a brave move to sell, because lots of of people collect, but actually putting it to the market and testing your judgement to see how well you've done, that's quite a difficult step.

So he's taken a brave step and he's decided that, with a new film coming out this year, he's decided to meet the market.

Why did he collect it? He fell in love with it.


Dorchester schoolboy to feature in charity's Big First Aid Lesson

Sean Irwin, his mum and grandmother Credit: St John Ambulance

An eight-year-old St John Ambulance volunteer from Dorchester is taking a lead role in the charity’s Big First Aid Lesson later.

The story of how Sean Irwin looked after his mum, Caroline (29) when she fell six feet and knocked herself out cold is being featured in the live webcast.

Sean, who has been a St John Ambulance Badger in Dorchester for three years, feared his mum may have suffered a serious head, neck or spinal injury in the fall, so he checked her breathing and pulse, rather than putting her into the recovery position.

Caroline regained consciousness and was taken to hospital by her mum.

Almost 200,000 children in over 1,000 schools will watch the lesson during the webcast. For more information:

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