Dorset Police launch £54,000 marine boat

Boat launch ceremony Image copyright Dorset Police

Dorset Police has launched a new £54,000 marine boat.

The four-seater RIB has been introduced to boost the marine capability of the force, which polices 89 miles of coastline.

A spokesman said the vessel had been supplied at a "significantly reduced" rate, thanks to sponsorship from its supplier.

The vessel has been named Flare by 12-year-old Sea Scout Finlay Webb, from Poole, who won a naming competition.

Dorset Police marine section is based at Poole Harbour and covers an area stretching 12 miles from the coast, as well as the county's harbours and fishing ports.

Image copyright Dorset Police

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