Police have confirmed the body of a man found on Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis on Thursday is that of 53-year-old Paul Whatley.
He'd gone missing from his home in Exeter on Monday.
Officers say his death is currently being treated as non-suspicious and a file for the coroner has been prepared.
Paul’s next of kin have been informed.
Officers searching for a missing man have found a body in woodland in the Monkton Wyld area of West Dorset.
The body is believed to be that of missing Lyme Regis man Derek Richard Powell. The 45-year-old was last seen at his home on the morning of Monday 20 March.
Derek's family have been informed. His death is not being treated as suspicious.
The art deco Regent Cinema in the Dorset seaside town was severely damaged in a massive fire last March.Read the full story ›
The team tasked with restoring the Lyme Regis cinema which burnt down say it will be some time before they can start building work on-site.Read the full story ›
A fire which destroyed an art deco cinema in Dorset was down to an electrical fault, according to the fire services.
The roof of the Grade II listed Regent Cinema in Lyme Regis collapsed after the building was engulfed in flames last Tuesday afternoon.
Dorset Fire and Rescue says early indications show the fire began in a faulty light fitting.
The owners of the 1930s Art Deco cinema have vowed to rebuild it to its former glory.
A statement from the company said it was saddened by the loss of the building, which had recently been refurbished.
The roof of the Regent Cinema in Lyme Regis - which is a Grade II listed building from the 1930s - collapsed after being engulfed by flames.Read the full story ›
A cinema has been badly damaged in a fire. Black smoke poured from the roof and people with breathing problems were warned to stay indoorsRead the full story ›
Paul Saxon from Lyme Regis lives just down the road from the Regent Cinema which burst into flames earlier today, 22 March.
Here he describes the moment he found out it was on fire - at first he had no idea what the sound was... could it have even been shooting?
Video in film courtesy @alicesbearshop
Emergency services fighting to save a historic listed cinema in Lyme Regis have closed Broad Street in both directions.
Police advise that surrounding roads in the town centre are also affected - and some bus services have been diverted.
Crews from across Dorset, Devon and Somerset are currently tackling a serious fire at the Regent Cinema in Lyme Regis.
The roof of the listed 1930s building was found alight when emergency services arrived at the scene - it has since collapsed. Firefighters can only work on the flames from outside.
While the significant smoke plume continues to rise from the site, anyone in Lyme Regis who has a pre-existing respiratory condition is advised to keep doors and windows shut as a precaution.