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Pedestrian killed in Weymouth crash

A pedestrian has been killed in a crash on the Esplanade in Weymouth just after midnight Credit: ITV News

A 61-year-old man from Birmingham has been killed in a crash in Weymouth. It happened on the Esplanade between Kings Street and the Pier Bandstand just after midnight today, 23 February.

The pedestrian was seen to walk across the road and was later hit by a Saab. He died at the scene. His next-of-kin have been told.

The Saab driver - a 32-year-old local man - was uninjured.

I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to police to please call me on 101.

The road was closed to allow officers to fully examine the scene and I would like to thank motorists for their patience during this time.

– Police Constable Simon Fairholme, Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit

Enquiries continue into missing Louis’ whereabouts

The 18-year-old was last seen on Weymouth Beach. Credit: Dorset Police

Officers have conducted a number of searches around Weymouth town centre, harbour and seafront over the past week in the search for missing Louis Harris.

Divers have also carried out underwater searches in Weymouth harbour which ended last week.

Search teams have been looking for missing Louis Harris since Sunday. Credit: Dorset Police

CCTV analysis reveals that Louis was last seen making his way along the quayside past the Harbour Master’s office toward the town bridge at 4.30am.

Police remain extremely concerned for Louis’ welfare and continue to urge anyone with information as to Louis’ whereabouts to contact Dorset Police.

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Underwater search for missing teenager ends

Police looking for Louis Harris have concluded their underwater search of Weymouth Harbour.

The 18-year-old was last seen on the Dorset seafront four days ago.

There are no plans for any further underwater searches unless new information comes to light.

We will continue to carry out other lines of enquiry. CCTV analysis reveals that Louis was last seen making his way along the quayside past the Harbour Master’s office toward the town bridge at 4.30am.

– Inspector Bob Jacobs, Dorset Police

The disappearance of Louis Harris is out of character - according to family and friends - who've joined officers in searching for him.

Concerns grow for missing 18 year old Louis Harris

Have you seen Louis Harris? Credit: Dorset Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man from Dorchester who's been missing since Sunday 14 February.

18 year old Louis Harris was last since in the early hours when he was on Weymouth beach near to the Pavilion. He was walking up the steps towards the pier at 4:20am.

Description:

  • white
  • about five feet ten inches tall
  • slim build
  • last seen wearing a blue and white zipped hooded Lacoste top, a mainly white Fat Face checked shirt with a blue and red checked pattern, blue jeans and Vans shoes.

We are becoming increasingly concerned for Louis’ welfare as this behaviour is described as totally out of character for him.

He normally has good and regular contact with his family but they have not heard from him since he has gone missing and have not been able to contact him."

– Chief Inspector Steve Horton, Dorset Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police

Concern for missing Dorchester teenager

Louis Harris went missing early yesterday Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Dorset say they're worried about a teenager from Dorchester who went missing early yesterday. Louis Harris, 18, was last seen on Weymouth beach walking up steps towards the pier.

Louis is said to be 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build. He was last seen wearing a blue and white zipped hooded Lacoste top, a mainly white Fat Face checked shirt with a blue and red checked pattern, blue jeans and Vans shoes.

“We are becoming increasingly concerned for Louis’ welfare as this behaviour is described as totally out of character for him.

“He normally has good and regular contact with his family but they have not heard from him since he has gone missing and have not been able to contact him."

– Chief Inspector Steve Horton, Dorset Police

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