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Dorchester vet fined for failing to treat dog for 10 days

A Dorchester vet was reported to the RSPCA Credit: RSPCA

A vet from Dorchester has been ordered to pay £4,000 for failing to treat a dog with a broken back.

Philipa Rodale, from the Weatherby veterinary clinic, was sentenced at Weymouth Magistrates court yesterday. The injured foxhound was reported to the RSPCA by a member of the public after it had been at the clinic for ten days.

The dog's broken back wasn't treated for 10 days Credit: RSPCA

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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.

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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.

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