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Appeal over abduction attempt in Weymouth

Police in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man approached a 10-year-old girl asking her to help find his dog.

When the victim told the offender she would tell her mother and the police, the man told her not to and grabbed her leg.

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The girl ran away and told a relative about the incident which happened on Prospect Place on 13 March. She was not physically injured.

Police are keen to speak to the man involved.

We do not know what the man’s intentions were but we are keen to trace to him and speak to him.

I am appealing to anyone who was in the area of Prospect Place on Sunday afternoon and saw a man matching the description to please call me on 101.

I know the footpath in Prospect Place and the nearby fields are popular with dog walkers. If you know who this man is, please call me urgently.

– PC Dale Collins, of Weymouth and Portland Police

Growing fears for missing Weymouth man

Peter Davidson, 63 Credit: Dorset Police

There are growing fears for a 63 year-old man who's gone missing overnight in Weymouth.

Peter Davidson was last seen at his home in Abbotsbury road yesterday, but police say he left during the middle of the night and but wasn't dressed for the cold weather.

Peter is described as white, six feet tall with grey curly hair.

We are very concerned for Peter’s welfare as we believe he is not appropriately dressed for the cold weather conditions and may become easily confused.

I would ask that anyone who has seen Peter or has any information as to where he may be to contact police urgently as we need to ensure he is safe and well.

– Bob Acaster, Chief Inspector of Dorset Police

Missing Dorset man found safe and well

Ricky Cleverley has been found safe and well near Bridport Credit: Dorset Police

A 41-year-old man who caused grave concern when he went missing from his Weymouth home this afternoon, 17 March, has been traced.

Ricky Cleverley has been found safe and well this evening near Bridport.

Dorset Police have thanked everyone for their help in the search for him.


Body discovered in Weymouth Harbour

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A man's body has been discovered in the sea at Weymouth Harbour.

Officers and the RNLI attended the scene at 8.40am this morning.

The discovery is near to where missing Louis Harris was last seen, but no formal identification has taken place. The Dorchester teenager was last seen on a night out with friends in Weymouth on Valentine's Day.

Police say they're not treating the incident as suspicious.

Getting Weymouth beach ready in time for Summer

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Work's starting to get Weymouth's beach ready for the new tourist season.

Bulldozers will reshape the sand and help rebuild the beach over the next few days.

The work usually takes place during Spring low tides.

Sand is washed in front of the beach during stormy weather in the Winter.

Two in hospital after alleged acid attack

Detectives investigating the alleged assault are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward Credit: PA

Police are investigating after what appears to be an acid attack in Weymouth.

Officers were called to an address in the Louviers Road area of the town late on Sunday 28 February. It was reported that two men went to the address and when a male victim answered the door a liquid believed to be acid was thrown in his face.

The male victim and a woman – both from Weymouth and in their twenties – sustained injuries after being in contact with "an acid-type substance". They were taken to hospital for treatment, where their condition is not life-threatening.

The male victim has been left with potentially life-changing injuries.

We believe that the people involved are known to each other. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the two men, or has any information about the incident to contact police as soon as possible.

Also, I would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious vehicles in the area at the time.”

– Detective Sergeant Simon Austin, Weymouth CID

A 34-year-old man from Weymouth has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intend and is currently assisting officers with their enquiries.

Description: man one

  • white
  • late 20s to early 30s
  • six feet tall approx.
  • medium build
  • short hair and stubble
  • dressed in dark clothing

Description: man two

  • white
  • mid 20s to mid 30s
  • large build
  • moustache or goatee
  • London accent
  • dressed in dark clothing

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 28:384.

You can also give information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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