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Police appeal for witnesses after van collides with cyclist

Police are appealing for witnesses, after a white van with a trailer knocked a cyclist in Weymouth off his bike last week, then kept driving. The 47-year-old cyclist's back was injured.

It happened along King Street, just before the Swannery Bridge.

The police say the driver may not have known they had knocked anybody over.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the driver of the white van to come forward.

“It might be the case the van driver may have been unaware of the collision, which is why they failed to stop, but I ask that person to do the right thing and come forward to assist with my enquiries.”

– Police Constable Lisa Fisher, Weymouth Police



Funeral for 5-year-old girl who died after becoming stuck in lift

Five-year-old Alexys Brown died last month. Credit: ITV West Country

The funeral of a little girl who died after getting trapped in a lift at her home in Weymouth has taken place today.

Five-year-old Alexys Brown died last month in Emmadale Close. Her family requested a private service.

WATCH: The astonishing moment a cliff crashes apart by the sea

Credit: Facebook/Sam Haskins

This dramatic footage shows the moment a huge cliff face suddenly collapsed in Dorset onto a rocky shore below.

Fisherman Sam Haskins was walking on a coastal footpath near Westcliff, on Portland, when he captured the stunning collapse.

At first only a few small chunks fall away from the cliff, but then a giant section tumbles down the hillside.

He said: "We couldn't believe what we were seeing and hearing as the noise of many tons of stone and debris crashing down was awesome but also terrifying."

Dorset County Council has warned people to stay away from the area in case of repeat incidents, while the Maritime and Coastguard Agency tweeted a link to the video with the message: "Ever wondered why we say to stay away from cliff edges?"

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