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Getting Weymouth beach ready in time for Summer

Credit: ITV West Country

Work's starting to get Weymouth's beach ready for the new tourist season.

Bulldozers will reshape the sand and help rebuild the beach over the next few days.

The work usually takes place during Spring low tides.

Sand is washed in front of the beach during stormy weather in the Winter.

Two in hospital after alleged acid attack

Detectives investigating the alleged assault are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward Credit: PA

Police are investigating after what appears to be an acid attack in Weymouth.

Officers were called to an address in the Louviers Road area of the town late on Sunday 28 February. It was reported that two men went to the address and when a male victim answered the door a liquid believed to be acid was thrown in his face.

The male victim and a woman – both from Weymouth and in their twenties – sustained injuries after being in contact with "an acid-type substance". They were taken to hospital for treatment, where their condition is not life-threatening.

The male victim has been left with potentially life-changing injuries.

We believe that the people involved are known to each other. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen the two men, or has any information about the incident to contact police as soon as possible.

Also, I would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious vehicles in the area at the time.”

– Detective Sergeant Simon Austin, Weymouth CID

A 34-year-old man from Weymouth has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intend and is currently assisting officers with their enquiries.

Description: man one

  • white
  • late 20s to early 30s
  • six feet tall approx.
  • medium build
  • short hair and stubble
  • dressed in dark clothing

Description: man two

  • white
  • mid 20s to mid 30s
  • large build
  • moustache or goatee
  • London accent
  • dressed in dark clothing

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 28:384.

You can also give information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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.


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.


  • 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

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