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Murder investigation after body found in Weymouth

Detectives have begun a murder investigation following the discovery of a body at an address in Weymouth. A man and a woman having been arrested.

At around 8am this morning (Nov 8) police discovered the body of a man in a flat along Bath Street in the town centre.

The victim has not yet been identified. Two men and one woman were also injured and are receiving treatment for their injuries.

A cordon has been put in place while crime scene investigators examine the property and officers are also carrying out house-to-house enquiries.

Bath Street is currently closed and Commercial Road is closed between Wesley Street and Bath Street.

Following the discovery of a man’s body and a number of injured people, Dorset Police has launched a murder investigation.

Enquiries are now underway to establish exactly what happened earlier this morning.

I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the Bath Street area this morning to contact us as soon as possible.

All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

– Detective Inspector Neil Devoto, Major Crime Investigation Team

Dorset Council: £5 million bus stop project 'has failed'

Some bus stops will now be switched off because they can't provide up-to-date information. Credit: ITV West Country

A £5 million scheme to provide live bus information in Weymouth has been declared a failure.

Some bus stops will now be switched off because they can't show up-to-date information.

Dorset County Council says it will save money by not having to power the signs or test them. The project was part of a bigger scheme to improve transport links for the Olympics.

"The county council went into the scheme thinking this would provide an innovative, effective and efficient bus service and this has proven to not be the case.

It is regrettable that the money spent has not been delivered and the county council now has to recognise that despite all the assurances and promises, it is basically a system that has failed."

– Mike Byatt, Dorset County Council
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Body found near Weymouth Harbour

Fishermen spotted the body near Weymouth Harbour. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A body has been found off the coast of Weymouth in Dorset.

Fishermen spotted the body at 11am near Weymouth Harbour, and raised the alarm.

Dorset Police have not released any further details, but it's thought the body could have been in the water for a few weeks.

Witness appeal after fatal collision in Weymouth

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after an elderly man died in a fatal collision in Weymouth.

One man has been arrested after the incident on Sunday 11 October. The victim was crossing Preston Beach Road with his wife at around 5:05pm when he was in a collision with a motorcycle.

He died at the scene. His wife was shocked but unharmed.

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: PA

The motorcyclist was on a yellow Suzuki motorcycle travelling north. The 26-year-old man was thrown from his bike and broke both arms. He was taken to Dorset County Hospital.

The road was closed between Overcombe Corner and Greenhill while collision investigators examined the scene.

A 31-year-old man from Weymouth has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail until mid-January 2016, pending further enquiries.

We know immediately before the collision occurred the motorcyclist was riding with another motorcyclist travelling on a purple and black Honda bike.

We are appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to officers to please call Dorset Police

– Police Constable Andy Fields, Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit


Police appeal for witnesses after van collides with cyclist

Police are appealing for witnesses, after a white van with a trailer knocked a cyclist in Weymouth off his bike last week, then kept driving. The 47-year-old cyclist's back was injured.

It happened along King Street, just before the Swannery Bridge.

The police say the driver may not have known they had knocked anybody over.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the driver of the white van to come forward.

“It might be the case the van driver may have been unaware of the collision, which is why they failed to stop, but I ask that person to do the right thing and come forward to assist with my enquiries.”

– Police Constable Lisa Fisher, Weymouth Police

Funeral for 5-year-old girl who died after becoming stuck in lift

Five-year-old Alexys Brown died last month. Credit: ITV West Country

The funeral of a little girl who died after getting trapped in a lift at her home in Weymouth has taken place today.

Five-year-old Alexys Brown died last month in Emmadale Close. Her family requested a private service.

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