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Man stabbed in Weymouth

A man is in hospital after being sustaining what appear to be stab wounds in Weymouth.

The 29 year old local man was taken to Dorset County Hospital following the assault in the early hours of this morning. His condition is thought to be serious but not life threatening. A second man, aged 30 and from Weymouth, was taken to Poole Hospital for treatment for a swollen eye and jaw.

Three men – aged 28, 29 and 30 and all from Weymouth – have been arrested and are currently assisting police with their enquiries. Police are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

90 weapons handed in under Dorset gun amnesty

Dorset Police ran a two-week gun surrender campaign to encourage anyone holding an illegal weapon to hand it in safely.

The initiative was aimed at local people in the community who wished to hand in unwanted firearms and help take guns out of circulation permanently.

A total of 93 firearms were surrendered to stations across Dorset during the campaign, along with a large amount of ammunition.

  • 31 handguns
  • 11 air rifles
  • 27 shot guns
  • 7 air pistols
  • 6 BB guns
  • 4 replica guns
  • 5 rifles
  • 1 humane killer
  • 1 bird scarer

We are extremely pleased at the success of this firearms surrender and would like to thank everyone who took part. The vast majority of these surrendered firearms were not being used in criminal activity. Our aim is to stop guns falling into the wrong hands. Every gun given up is one less that poses a threat or that criminals can potentially get hold of. I would like to remind residents that Dorset is a very safe place to live with very low levels of gun-related crime. Levels of illegally held firearms are low but this surrender was a real opportunity for members of the public to relinquish any weapons that may be outside the law.

– Operational Support Superintendent Nicky Searle

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Rise in people afraid of becoming homeless

The homelessness charity Shelter says it has seen a surge in people in the region getting in touch who are worried about losing their homes.

It has dealt with more than 4,500 calls over the the last year.

The charity is now appealing for support for its helpline.

More people in the South West are afraid of becoming homeless Credit: ITV News

Stolen puppy found safe and well

Tilly was reported missing yesterday Credit: Dorset Police

A puppy that was reported stolen in Weymouth has been found safe and well.

Tilly the Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy was reported missing yesterday - along with an image of the suspected thief. The puppy went missing last month. No arrests have been made, and the puppy has been returned to her owners.

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