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Do you know how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation?

16 March 2017
Dorset Police are supporting national Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on Saturday 18 March and are reminding the people of Dorset to look out for signs. Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of child abuse that involves the manipulation or co...
  • Man jailed for East Dorset assault

    24 March 2017
    A man who punched a woman in the face and injured a police officer who came to arrest him has been jailed for 42 weeks. Gareth John Mills, aged 31 and of Sherborne Causeway in Shaftesbury, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Wednesday 22 March 20...
  • Message regarding yesterday’s London terrorist attack

    23 March 2017
    Chief Superintendent Colin Searle, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with anyone affected by yesterday’s events in London and our condolences are with the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives, including a servi...
  • CCTV appeal after shoplifting at Poole jewellers

    23 March 2017
    Officers are releasing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of 50 gold rings from a Poole jewellery store. The incident happened at around 2.11pm on Saturday 18 February 2017 at Mortons Jewellers on High Street. ...
  • Witness appeal following burglary at a business in Wimborne

    21 March 2017
    Officers in Wimborne are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a burglary at a business in the town. At around 2.45am on Tuesday 21 March 2017 offenders gained access to McColl’s newsagents on High Street. A large quantity of tobacco a...
  • Update: Public appeal to help find missing Lyme Regis man

    22 March 2017
    At 9.15am today, Wednesday 22 March 2017, Dorset Police received a report of a body found in woodland in the Monkton Wyld area of West Dorset. The body is believed to be that of missing Lyme Regis man Derek Richard Powell. Derek, 45, was last seen at hi...
  • Man jailed for child sex offences

    22 March 2017
    A man from Sturminster Newton has been jailed for 11 years for a catalogue of sexual offences against children. Raymond Marco De Vries, 45 and of Hillcrest Close in the Glue Hill area, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 20 March 2017. He...
  • Next of kin appeal – David Wilkinson

    22 March 2017
    The coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a man who died in Bournemouth. David Wilkinson, who was 69 years old, died at his home address in Southcote Road on Saturday 18 March 2017. The coroner is making e...
  • Assault in Boscombe – witness appeal

    22 March 2017
    Detectives investigating an assault on a man in Boscombe are appealing for the public’s help to find the person responsible. At around 7.25pm on Saturday 18 March 2017 an unknown man entered an address in Aylesbury Road and assaulted the occupant. ...
  • Theft of dog – appeal to find missing Kaya

    22 March 2017
    Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a dog that has been stolen from Lytchett Matravers. Dorset Police was called on Friday 17 March 2017 to a report that a 10-month-old Greyhound and Whippet cross called Kaya had been stolen from the...
  • Update: Public appeal to find missing Bournemouth woman

    21 March 2017
    We are pleased to say missing Bournemouth woman Gillian Greenwood has been found safe and well. Officers received a report that Gillian had gone missing after leaving her home address on Friday 17 March 2017.  She has now been found safe and well i...
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