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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.


Tributes left to tragic five year old who died in Dorset

Tributes have been paid to the five-year-old who died in Weymouth.

Flowers and teddies have been left outside of the house of the girl, who has been named locally as Alexys Brown.

A police presence remains outside the house while investigations continue while a steady stream of people have turned up to pay their respects.

Further investigation into death of 5-year-old girl trapped in lift

A police presence outside the house where the little girl died. Credit: ITV News

The death of a five-year-old girl whose head became trapped in a lift is being investigated by the Health and Safety Executive alongside Dorset Police.

Firefighters freed the child with specialist equipment at the house in Emmadale Close, Weymouth, but she died at the scene.

Dorset County Council has said it didn't install the lift, saying it was there when the family moved in.

The Aster Group housing association released the following statement.

“We’re sorry to learn of a death at one of our properties at Emmadale Close, Westham, yesterday and our thoughts are with the little girl’s family at this difficult time.

“This is now a police matter and we will assist the investigation in any way we can. Due to the ongoing investigation into this incident, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this stage.”

– Aster Group spokesperson

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."

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