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Renewed e-fit appeal to solve 1982 Poole rape case

05 July 2017
Detectives are renewing their appeal to identify the man who raped a teenage girl in Poole 35 years ago. The victim – Dawn Clark who was 15 at the time and then known as Dawn Bridgeman – was attacked as she walked alone in the east Alderney a...
  • Normal service resumes following Dorset Police's 101 phoneline fault

    20 July 2017
    Dorset Police's 101 phoneline has resumed a normal service following a technical fault. The issue was reported to police at around 1pm today, Thursday 20 July 2017. It was fixed at around 2.45pm. The technical fault did not affect the emergency number 9...
  • Appeal to locate wanted man

    20 July 2017
    Detectives are appealing to the public for help to locate a man wanted for breaching his licence conditions. Gerard Joseph Gibbs, aged 35 and of no fixed abode, was released from prison on Friday 7 July 2017 after serving part of a 98-day sentence for th...
  • Wanted man back in prison

    20 July 2017
    A man wanted for breaching his licence conditions is back behind bars after being arrested. An appeal was issued for help from the public to locate Jordan Thomas McClay, who has links to the Bournemouth area. McClay, aged 26 and of no fixed abode, was r...
  • Dorset Police 101 number unavailable due to technical fault

    20 July 2017
    Dorset Police would like to advise the public that the 101 service is currently unavailable due to a technical fault. The issue was reported to police at around 1pm today, Thursday 20 July 2017, and is currently being investigated. The technical fault d...
  • Update: Public appeal to help find man who has gone missing from North Dorset

    20 July 2017
    A 53-year-old man, who had gone missing from North Dorset, has been found safe and well. Mark Powell went missing from an address Spetisbury sometime between Sunday 18 June and Monday 19 June 2017. Officers would like to thank everyone who assisted in t...
  • Dorset follows national trend as predicted rise in crime is reported

    20 July 2017
    Dorset has seen an 8% increase in reported crime, according to statistics for the full financial year from April 2016 to March 2017 that have been released by the Office for National Statistics today (Thursday 20 July).  The rise follows predictions...
  • Pair sentenced for smuggling prohibited articles into prison

    19 July 2017
    Two people have been handed jail terms for attempting to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into a Portland prison. Lee Aaron Carr, aged 36 and of Dorchester, was jailed for five years and seven months at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 7 July 2017 for of...
  • Witness appeal after assault at event in Poole

    19 July 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted at an event in Poole. The incident occurred at around midnight between Friday 7 July and Saturday 8 July 2017 at the Sand Polo event on Sandbanks beach. The victim – a 19-year-o...
  • Car damage investigation – appeal to motorists

    19 July 2017
    Officers investigating how a car sustained damage from an unknown substance are appealing for any other affected motorists to come forward. Sometime between 2pm and 3.15pm on Thursday 29 June 2017 a woman drove her silver Jaguar along Gravel Hill near Wi...
  • Man charged in relation to sexual assault investigation

    19 July 2017
    Detectives have charged a man following a report of a sexual assault in Bournemouth. An investigation was launched following a report that a man had tried to kiss a 19-year-old woman and go into a house with her in the Bearwood area in the early hours of...
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