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Train trouble in Dorset tonight

Lee took this shot at Weymouth this evening. He describes it as "total train block" Credit: Lee Dolbear

A viewer has told us that there have been no trains running between Weymouth and Bournemouth for the last 90 minutes. Lee Dolbear says South West Trains are having difficulty getting replacement buses too.

This is what the train operators are saying:

South West Trains and Cross Country Services have been suspended between Bournemouth and Weymouth.

Delays of up to 60 minutes and some cancellations between London Waterloo and Bournemouth, and between Salisbury and Exeter St Davids due to electrical supply problems at Basingstoke.

Power has now been restored but delays are expected to continue into the evening whilst the service recovers.


Weymouth man charged with sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13

A man will appear in court in Weymouth today charged with sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 13. Credit: PA Images

A man is appearing in court today charged with sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13 after an incident at a house in Weymouth yesterday.

The 25-year-old man will appear before Weymouth Magistrates Court charged with sexual assault and trespass on a premises with intent to commit a sexual act.

Police were called to reports of an intruder at an address in the Melcombe Regis area of the town a little before 7 o clock yesterday.

Officers attended and a man who was located in the house and subsequently arrested.

Teenager in life-threatening condition after crash overnight in Weymouth

A 17-year-old girl is in a critical condition after a crash in Overcombe near Weymouth last night. Credit: ITV News

A 17-year-old girl has been left in a critical condition after a collision in Overcombe near Weymouth.

She was injured in the collision between a black BMW 320 and a black VW Golf on Preston Beach Road at around 8.30 last night.

The girl - believed to be a front-seat passenger in the BMW - was cut out of the vehicle by emergency services and taken to Southampton Hospital.

Three others were injured - the 19-year-old male driver of the BMW and a 17-year-old passenger in the rear seat as well as the 59-year-old female driver of the Golf who suffered a serious neck injury. They were all taken to Dorset County Hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Sergeant Joe Pardley of Dorset Police said:

I am appealing to anyone who saw the collision or manner of driving of either vehicle prior to the incident to contact me.

– Sgt Joe Pardley, Dorset Police


Police find body in search for missing Weymouth man

Police searching for a man missing from Weymouth for five days say they have found a body.

46-year-old Phillip Cruise was last seen outside his home in Mill Street at 11am on Friday July 29, and the alarm was raised after he failed to turn up at work.

A police helicopter had been bought in to try and locate him, but today officers said they had recovered the body of a man in Buckland Ripers, near Weymouth.

Phillip Cruise Credit: Dorset Police

Formal identification is yet to take place, but the body is believed to be that of Mr Cruise. His next of kin have been informed.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

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