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Police appeal to find missing Weymouth man

Daniel Richards, who is 44 years old, was last seen at 2.30pm on Wednesday 2 May 2018. Credit: Dorset Police

Officers searching for a missing Weymouth man are asking for the public’s help to find him.

Daniel Richards, who is 44 years old, was last seen at 2.30pm on Wednesday 2 May when he left the town in his white VW Transporter – registration HJ06 UGF.

The indication was that he was going to cycle in Puddletown Forest.

However, enquiries have shown that his van entered the Brighton area of Sussex on Dyke Road Avenue, southbound from the A27 into the city centre at 7.20pm. Daniel and his van have not been seen since.

Daniel is white, five feet ten inches tall and of slim build. He is bald, has both ears pierced with studs and has sun tanned skin with tattoos on his arms – the one on the upper left arm being an eagle.

When he was last seen, he was wearing black or grey shorts and a black T-shirt. However, he has a change of clothes with him that includes dark jeans and a grey jacket.

Dorset Police searching for wanted man in Weymouth

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to locate 35-year-old Shaun Fox. Credit: Dorset Police

Dorset Police have released a CCTV image of a wanted man who is believed to have travelled to the area.

Officers are appealing for the public’s help to locate 35-year-old Shaun Fox, who is from Peterborough.

He is wanted for questioning in connection with an allegation of a serious sexual offence in another part of the country.

The CCTV image was captured in Weymouth this morning and officers are urging anyone who has information about Fox's whereabouts to contact police.

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Dorset Police Commissioner calls for drink-drive limit to be lowered

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The Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner is calling on the government to lower the drink-drive limit.

One in four drivers involved in fatal accidents in the county this year were under the influence of alcohol, drugs or even both.

Martyn Underhill says the current limit is too generous and wants the limit to be the same as that in the rest of Europe.

A majority of European countries, including Denmark and Bulgaria, have a blood alcohol content limit of 0.05%, while England, Wales and Northern Ireland have a limit of 0.08% or 35 micrograms per 100ml of breath, and Scotland 22 micrograms per 100ml of breath.

A separate investigation had revealed that more motorists are being charged with drink-driving in largely rural areas.

Between June 2016 and May 2017, there was a drink-drive charge rate in Dorset of 6.91 per a population of 10,000.

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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