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Latest update on the landslide at Beaminster Tunnel

Below is the latest statement from Dorset Police in relation to the landslide at Beaminster Tunnel.

Police can confirm that the bodies of a man and a woman have been recovered from the vehicle that had been buried in the Beaminster Tunnel landslide. No further details of their identity will be released until the identification process is complete in conjunction with HMCoroner.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen the victim’s silver coloured Skoda motor car being driven on the A3066 from Beaminster village centre to Beaminster Tunnel between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Saturday 7 July 2012. This was the recent day of very heavy rainfall throughout Dorset.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 16:386. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.