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7:59pm

MISSING BOY: George Pugh-Sargent has been found. Latest here.

7:38pm
7:31pm

MISSING BOY:

There's currently a live blog on the website of our sister paper, the Dorset Echo, concerning the search for 11-year-old George Pugh-Sargent

7:17pm

WAREHAM FIRE:

We've just received a statement from Viridor, the company which owns the Wareham landfill site currently ablaze:

"Viridor confirms that the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service are still at the Trigon landfill site at Bere Lane, Wareham, Dorset working to extinguish the fire on the landfill.

"The fire has now been contained and is being controlled with 2 water carriers and 2 high volume pumps.  A large quantity of sand is also being used.

"Craig Baker, Area Manager for Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, has stated that whilst the fire is now contained it is likely to take several days to fully suppress.

"Dan Cooke, director of external affairs for Viridor, said:  'Viridor staff are working closely with the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, and our staff have visited local residents and businesses to explain the situation. 

'We will continue to keep local people affected by the fire updated with the situation.'"

6:57pm

MISSING BOY:

Just spoken to the Coastguard, who have confirmed they continue to search for missing 11-year-old George Pugh-Sargent. We're all hoping he's found safe and well extremely soon.

6:54pm

WALLISDOWN ACCIDENT:

Looks like it's finally starting to ease up out there as rush hour comes to an end. It's still slow in the area but the incident has been downgraded to 'moderate' on our traffic feed.

6:39pm

WALLISDOWN ACCIDENT:

The traffic situation in and around Wallisdown is still being described as "severe".

It's very slow on Wallisdown Road itself in both directions between Wallisdown Roundabout and Boundary Roundabout.

All lanes have been re-opened but there's xongestion to Mannings Heath Roundabout and on the A347 southbound to the Victoria Park Road junction.

5:52pm
WALLISDOWN ACCIDENT:
 
5:39pm

WALLISDOWN ACCIDENT:

We've just heard that it's very busy along Glenferness Avenue in Bournemouth at the moment because of the collision. Drivers saying it's "nose to tail" 

5:22pm
MISSING BOY: 
 
5:13pm

WAREHAM FIRE: We've just had this from Purbeck Disrtrict COuncil:

Councillor Barry Quinn, Deputy Leader and Emergency Planning Spokesperson of Purbeck District Council, said:  “The District Council sympathises with residents who are affected by the smoke from the Trigon landfill fire and recommends that people follow the advice issued by Dorset Fire & Rescue Service, which is to close windows until the situation has resolved. 

There is potential that the smoke in the area could appear to worsen this evening due to weather conditions. We do not believe that the smoke is hazardous but due to the weather conditions people may be able to smell the smoke some distance from the fire.’

4:52pm

MISSING BOY: A police search is underway after a missing 11-year-old boy. He was last seen near the car park and café at Ringstead Bay. Full story here

4:50pm

TRAFFIC:

Wimborne Road is very slow through the roadworks, according to our traffic feed

4:44pm
4:25pm
4:23pm

WALLISDOWN ACCIDENT: 

 

An update on the road closure, which is from Alton Road to the Alder Road roundabout. Traffic is being diverted down Alton Road. Buses are being diverted at Boundary Road.

4:11pm

WALLISDOWN ACCIDENT: Another picture we've been sent back from the scene. You can read the latest in our story here

Bournemouth Echo:

4:06pm
4:04pm

WALIISDOWN ACCIDENT:

Road will be closed for several hours, we're being told. Please avoid.

4:02pm
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