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Hunt for wanted man in Weymouth

Have you seen Shaun Lewis? Credit: Dorset Police

Police trying to find a Weymouth man who is wanted for breaching his licence conditions are appealing for help from the public to find him.

Shaun Lewis, who is 24, was serving a three-year sentence for causing grievous bodily harm when he was released from prison on Friday 18 September 2015.

Shaun has failed to comply with his licence conditions and is now wanted by police for recall to prison.

He is also known to frequent the Bournemouth and Poole areas of Dorset.

We have made a number of active enquiries to locate Shaun Lewis since he breached his licence on Friday 7 October 2016.

Anyone who sees Shaun should not approach him but immediately contact Dorset Police.

– Detective Sergeant Paul Auger, Dorset Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police.


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
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