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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

Three courts in the region to close

The Government's announced that three courts in the region will close, despite local opposition.

Crown Courts will no longer sit in Barnstaple or Dorchester, and the magistrates' court in Torquay will be shut by the end of the year as part of a programme to streamline the service. The future of the outdated building had been in doubt, but there had been hopes the court could remain elsewhere in the town.

Torbay's MP says he's worried it will mean witnesses and defendants having long journeys to get to courts in Newton Abbott and Plymouth.


Dorchester vet fined for failing to treat dog for 10 days

A Dorchester vet was reported to the RSPCA Credit: RSPCA

A vet from Dorchester has been ordered to pay £4,000 for failing to treat a dog with a broken back.

Philipa Rodale, from the Weatherby veterinary clinic, was sentenced at Weymouth Magistrates court yesterday. The injured foxhound was reported to the RSPCA by a member of the public after it had been at the clinic for ten days.

The dog's broken back wasn't treated for 10 days Credit: RSPCA

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash

The accident happened near Bradford Peverell on the A37 late on Tuesday night. Credit: ITV News

Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a 60 year-old man was killed when he was hit by a car.

The accident happened near Bradford Peverell on the A37 late on Tuesday night. The driver was a 21 year-old from Yeovil who was in a white mini cooper.

Police say they would particularly like to hear from a man who was driving a Green Land Rover who initially stopped at the scene to administer first aid.

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