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National enforcement campaign against motorists using mobile phones begins

23 January 2017
Dorset Police is working with police forces nationally in the first of a series of enforcement campaigns to crackdown on those who use their phones when driving. During the week-long campaign, which will run from Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January 20...
  • Man found not guilty of manslaughter

    23 January 2017
    A man has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of his mother’s partner at a Poole holiday park. Jamie Alan Mitchell, 35 and of Poole, was acquitted on Friday 20 January 2017 following a trial at Winchester Crown Court.  The court had hea...
  • UPDATE: Alleged robbery in Bournemouth Gardens – man charged

    23 January 2017
    Detectives investigating an alleged robbery in Bournemouth Gardens have charged a man. Officers were called at around 3.20am on Friday 19 August 2016 to reports that two teenage students were threatened with a hypodermic needle and robbed in the Lower G...
  • Witness appeal following reported robbery in Poole

    23 January 2017
    Detectives are appealing for a group of people who witnessed a reported robbery in Poole to come forward. Sometime between 10.50pm and 11.30pm on Friday 20 January 2017 a man was driving his blue Ford Fiesta along Bourne Valley Road when he saw a man st...
  • Appeal to find missing Bournemouth man

    23 January 2017
    Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for a man who has gone missing from Bournemouth and are appealing for the public’s help to find him. Jamie McMillan, who is 43 years old, was last seen in St. Paul’s Lane at around 11pm on Sunday 2...
  • CCTV appeal after shoplifting offence in Wimborne

    23 January 2017
    Officers investigating a shoplifting offence in Wimborne have released CCTV images of four people they would like to speak with in relation to the incident. At approximately 4.25pm on Saturday 7 January 2017 three women and one man entered Berties Countr...
  • UPDATE: Public appeal to find missing man from Shaftesbury

    21 January 2017
    We are pleased to say that missing Shaftesbury man Paul Wallis has been found safe. Paul, 34, was last seen between 8.30pm and 9pm yesterday, Friday 20 January 2017, when he left an address in Church Close in Bourton, Gillingham. He did not return to hi...
  • Witness appeal following reported arsons at industrial estate in Weymouth

    21 January 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two reported arsons at an industrial estate in Weymouth. Officers were called at 6.21am today, Saturday 21 January 2017, by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to reports of a fire at ...
  • Appeal to locate convicted murderer from Dorset

    20 January 2017
    Detectives are appealing for help to locate a convicted murderer who is wanted for breaching his licence conditions – with officers advising the public not to approach him, but immediately call 999. Jamie Frater, 43 and of Weymouth, was jailed for ...
  • Woman jailed for causing collision involving off-duty police officer

    20 January 2017
    A woman has been jailed for causing a collision which injured an off-duty police officer after he challenged her for drink driving. Jemma Louise Whibley, 35 and of Oakhurst Road in West Moors, was handed a 12-month prison sentence at a hearing at Bournem...
  • Witness appeal after robbery in Bournemouth toilet block

    20 January 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed inside a public toilet in Bournemouth. The incident happened at around 1pm on Wednesday 18 January 2017 at a toilet block off Leslie Road. The victim - a local man aged in his 30s – was...
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