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Jury goes out in fraud trial of Shelterbox founder

Tom Henderson (left) is accused of awarding contracts to his son's firm. Credit: ITV West Country

The jury has been sent out in the trial of the founder of Cornish aid charity Shelterbox.

Tom Henderson (seen above on the left) is accused of awarding contracts for camping and survival equipment to his son's firm.

Tom and John Henderson both deny conspiracy to defraud, as does a third man Darren Gervis, from Beaminster in Dorset, who's accused of trying to hide the details from trustees.


Teenager among Weymouth murder suspects

A man in his 20s was found dead at a flat in Weymouth. Credit: ITV West Country

A teenager is among those arrested on suspicion of murder after police found the body of a man in his 20s in a flat in Weymouth.

The four suspects are three men aged 18, 20 and 43 and a 39-year-old woman. Three of them sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the incident, and all four remain in police custody.

Four arrested on suspicion of murder in Weymouth

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Credit: ITV West Country

Three men and a woman remain in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder in Weymouth.

Police found the body of a man in a flat in Bath Street on Sunday morning following a dispute which left three others injured.

The victim has yet to be identified.

Police found the body of a man in a flat in Bath Street. Credit: ITV West Country

Murder investigation after body found in Weymouth

Detectives have begun a murder investigation following the discovery of a body at an address in Weymouth. A man and a woman having been arrested.

At around 8am this morning (Nov 8) police discovered the body of a man in a flat along Bath Street in the town centre.

The victim has not yet been identified. Two men and one woman were also injured and are receiving treatment for their injuries.

A cordon has been put in place while crime scene investigators examine the property and officers are also carrying out house-to-house enquiries.

Bath Street is currently closed and Commercial Road is closed between Wesley Street and Bath Street.

Following the discovery of a man’s body and a number of injured people, Dorset Police has launched a murder investigation.

Enquiries are now underway to establish exactly what happened earlier this morning.

I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the Bath Street area this morning to contact us as soon as possible.

All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

– Detective Inspector Neil Devoto, Major Crime Investigation Team


Dorset Council: £5 million bus stop project 'has failed'

Some bus stops will now be switched off because they can't provide up-to-date information. Credit: ITV West Country

A £5 million scheme to provide live bus information in Weymouth has been declared a failure.

Some bus stops will now be switched off because they can't show up-to-date information.

Dorset County Council says it will save money by not having to power the signs or test them. The project was part of a bigger scheme to improve transport links for the Olympics.

"The county council went into the scheme thinking this would provide an innovative, effective and efficient bus service and this has proven to not be the case.

It is regrettable that the money spent has not been delivered and the county council now has to recognise that despite all the assurances and promises, it is basically a system that has failed."

– Mike Byatt, Dorset County Council
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Body found near Weymouth Harbour

Fishermen spotted the body near Weymouth Harbour. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A body has been found off the coast of Weymouth in Dorset.

Fishermen spotted the body at 11am near Weymouth Harbour, and raised the alarm.

Dorset Police have not released any further details, but it's thought the body could have been in the water for a few weeks.

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