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Greens win first ever borough council seat in Weymouth

The Green Party has won its first seat on Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.

Local GP Jon Orrell claimed victory in the Dorset council's Weymouth East ward, with 55.3% of the vote.

His victory follows the election of Clare Sutton, who became the first Green on Dorset County Council when she won the Rodwell by election in Weymouth in November.

However Weymouth and Portland Borough Council remains in no overall control.


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.

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