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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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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.

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