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Police appeal for Weymouth victims of ''Silver Steve'
7:00am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
POLICE are urging potential victims to come forward after a former Weymouth street entertainer was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for rape and assault.
Homeless Steven Beeks, who posed as a silver statue, was found guilty by a jury at Caernarfon Crown Court in Wales for crimes committed outside of the county.
But police want to hear from anyone who may have been a victim of Beeks in Weymouth.
The 50-year-old worked as a street performer in Weymouth during the summer and autumn of 2011. DC Steve Dodge, of Weymouth CID, said: “I am taking the unusual step of releasing Steven Beeks’ image into the public domain in the belief that there may be other victims of crime that have yet to be identified by investigators.
“Beeks has travelled extensively throughout the country. “He has been of no fixed abode for a number of years and has earned casual income as a street performer, a silver living statue. “Beeks used an alias of ‘Silver Steve’ and we know he was living in the Weymouth area in the summer and autumn of 2011.”
DC Dodge added: “I would encourage anyone who has concerns regarding Steven Beeks to contact Dorset Police on 101 – we treat all such calls very seriously and specialist staff are on hand to provide support.”
Anyone with information can call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 14:298 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.