Police want Weymouth streetlights to be switched back on

Dorset County Council has been switching off streetlights to save money. Credit: ITV Westcountry

Dorset Police have asked for street lights to be switched back on in part of the county, following a crime spree.

The county council is in the process of turning lights off in residential roads, which it says could save 10 percent of its budget.

But it has received a request from Littlemoor in Weymouth following reports of arson and vandalism in the area.