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Council says it didn't install lift that killed 5-year-old

Dorset County Council have said they didn't install a lift at a property in Weymouth that killed a five-year-old girl.

Police were called to a house in Emmadale Close at midday after the girl got her head stuck in the lift. She died at the scene.

A spokeswoman for the council said the lift "was existing equipment when the family moved in."


Investigation into death of girl, 5, whose head was trapped in lift

A police presence outside the house where the little girl died

Dorset Police say an investigation has been launched after the death of a five-year-old girl whose head was trapped in a lift at a house in Dorset.

Police were called to the address in Emmadale Close, Weymouth, just before midnight. Firefighters freed the child with specialist equipment but she was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The road has been closed while crime investigators examine the scene and emergency services deal with the situation.

The child's family have been informed of her death.

Emmadale Close in Weymouth is closed while investigators examine the scene. Credit: ITV News

Girl, 5, dies after getting head trapped in lift at house

The incident happened at a property in Weymouth, Dorset. Credit: PA Wire

A five-year-old girl has died after her head became stuck in a lift at a house in Weymouth, Dorset.

Dorset Police were called to an address in Emmadale Close just before midday to reports that a child's head was stuck in a lift.

It is believed the lift may have been a type of disability aid.

Fire crews removed the child using specialist cutting equipment but despite attempts by paramedics to save the girl she was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the death

Tunisia eyewitness pays emotional tribute to attack victims

Macauley Arnold and his girlfriend were saved by a local man who hid them in his home. Credit: Facebook

A man from Weymouth who was caught up in the Tunisian hotel attack has paid an emotional tribute to those who died and those who tried to save them.

20-year-old Macauley Arnold and his girlfriend were staying in the holiday resort of Sousse when a gunman opened fire on the beach.

They were saved by a local Tunisian man who hid several tourists in his home.

"Many lives were lost and ruined. My love and deepest sympathy are with those people, together we stand united and won't let terrorism win. Thanks to all the brave locals and emergency services who risked their lives to save others. I am thinking of every single person who lost their lives - and their families. Today my thoughts are with you all."

– Macauley Arnold, eyewitness to the attack in Tunisia

His words come on the day that a minute's silence was observed at noon around the country, in memory of those lost.


Police investigate spate of incidents in Weymouth

Police are investigating after a number of incidents including arson, a garage break in and a number of vehicle crimes have taken place in Weymouth.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses after the crimes, in the Westham area of the town.

The incidents began on April 9, when officers were informed of a bin fire. Just a day later there were reports of break ins in three cars. Food was taken from the third car. Overnight, a insecure garage was also broken into, where food and alcohol were taken.

During the same night a number of vehicles had washing up liquid poured over them.

Condor launches last ferry from Weymouth

Condor launched its last service from Weymouth today Credit: PA Wire

Condor Ferries has completed it's final journey from Weymouth after it's port was deemed 'unsuitable'.

The cross-channel service is moving to a bigger port in Poole following the purchase of a new three hundred foot ferry. It's estimated the move could cost Weymouth Harbour £750,000 a year.

Police concerned for missing Weymouth man

Nigel Day went missing on March 3 Credit: Devon and Cornwall Police

Police are very concerned for missing Nigel Day who disappeared from his home in Weymouth.

The 52-year-old was last seen on March 3 outside his house in Wkye Regis. He made phone contact with a relative the following day, but no one has seen or heard from him since.

A bag of wet clothing and personal items belonging to Nigel were found by a member of the public on Chesil beach on March 5.

Officers carried out a shoreline and offshore search of the area, but nothing was discovered.

Nigel is white, of thin build and around six feet tall. He has shoulder-length hair and a full beard.

It has been five days since Nigel was last in contact and, following the discovery of his clothing and other items on Chesil beach, we are extremely concerned for his welfare.

I am appealing to anyone who saw a man matching Nigel’s description in the Portland Road area of Wyke Regis or on Chesil beach on Wednesday or Thursday last week to please call me urgently.

– Police Sergeant Jeremy Cuff, of Weymouth police
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