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  • Weymouth boy accused of fatally stabbing his mother

    By Western Daily Press at 09:36 on 29/11/12
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    A 16-year-old boy stabbed his mother to death in Weymouth after losing his temper, a court heard yesterday. The teenager repeatedly attacked Leah Whittle, 42, in the flat they shared in Weymouth, Dorset, Winchester Crown Court was told. Richard Smith QC, prosecuting, told the jury that the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had an interest in knives and had a temper, but he said the reason for the alleged murder would...
  • CCTV image released after 'mindless criminal damage' in Weymouth

    By This is Dorset at 06:00 on 17/11/12
    Police in Weymouth have released a CCTV image after a spate of criminal damage in the town. Around 15 beach chalets on The Esplanade had their windows smashed in between 1.50am and 4.50am on Sunday October 21, with police now able to release a CCTV image of three boys they would like to speak with. Another six incidents were reported between October 17 and October 21, including damage to car and house windows . Graffiti was also sprayed...
  • CCTV image release after Weymouth robbery

    By This is Dorset at 10:37 on 16/11/12
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    A CCTV image has been released of a suspect after a robbery at Weymouth Rail Station. A man approached a 42-year-old and began demanding money from him. The suspect grabbed hold of the victim's jacket, before rummaging through his pockets and taking a twenty pound note. The incident took place at around 4.20pm on Sunday October 27. Detective Constable Phil James of the British Transport Police said: "The victim, who was accompanie...
  • Teenager arrested over Tom Daley Twitter abuse given official police warning

    By This is Dorset at 20:09 on 31/07/12
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    A teenager arrested over offensive Tweets sent to British diver Tom Daley has been given an official warning by police. A 17-year-old boy was arrested at a guest house in Weymouth this morning by officers investigating abusive messages sent to Team GB's Daley on Twitter. Dorset Police said the teenager, who was arrested on suspicion of malicious communication, has been issued with a harassment warning. "In addition to the warning,...

    By Newshound007 at 12:50 on 15/07/12
    Annette Brooke, Dorset MP, has thrown her weight behind Operation Tornado.
    New measures to combat metal theft are being rolled out across the Weymouth and Dorset. Spearheaded by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Operation Tornado is being launched across the South after being trialled successfully in the North East of the country. With the aim of deterring would be thieves, Operation Tornado makes it easier to trace sellers of stolen metal through an identification scheme,...

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