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Body found in search for missing Lyme Regis man

Derek, 45, was last seen on Monday 20 March. Credit: Dorset Police

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.

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Lyme Regis cinema fire started by electrical fault

The roof of the Grade II listed art deco cinema collapsed in the fire last Tuesday. Credit: Tom D Everett

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.

Witness: "I heard popping, I thought it was shooting"

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

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