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Woman who failed to stop at the scene of a fatal collision sentenced

13 September 2018
A woman who admitted failing to stop at the scene of a collision in which a pedestrian died has been sentenced. Melissa Lewis, 47 and of Pound Close in Charminster, Dorchester, appeared at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Wednesday 12 Septemb...
  • Update – pair released without charge following reported assaults in Bournemouth

    24 September 2018
    Two boys arrested in connection with a disturbance in Bournemouth town centre have been released without charge. At around 9.20pm on Saturday 7 July 2018 it was reported that an altercation took place in the Lower Gardens involving a large group of young...
  • Man jailed for assaulting police officer

    21 September 2018
    A motorist who refused to provide a specimen and assaulted a police officer has been jailed. Mark Christian Dudley, aged 43 and of Wimborne Road East in Ferndown, was sentenced at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 6 September 2018 after admittin...
  • Man jailed following fatal collision near Dorchester

    21 September 2018
    A man has been jailed after admitting causing a fatal collision near Dorchester. Mathew Vater, aged 24 and of Rectory Close, Broadmayne, Dorchester, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 21 September 2018 after admitting a charge of causing ...
  • Burglary at phone shop in Christchurch

    21 September 2018
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help after burglars stole iPhones and iPads from a store in Christchurch. At around 5.10am on Thursday 20 September 2018 offenders smashed a glass pane to gain access to the O2 mobile phone shop on High Stree...
  • Witness appeal after paint damage to property in Christchurch

    21 September 2018
    Officers investigating an incident of criminal damage in Christchurch are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The victim discovered at 6.45am yesterday, Thursday 20 September 2018, that black paint had been deliberately slapped over the door, walls ...
  • Man given Criminal Behaviour Order for rural crime offences

    21 September 2018
    A man sentenced for poaching offences and a farm burglary has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order. The order was imposed when Lewis Longstaffe, aged 23 and of Sandy Lane, Upton, Poole, appeared at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 20 Septem...
  • Appeal for witnesses after collision on A35 near Lytchett Minster

    21 September 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a three-vehicle collision on the A35 near Lytchett Minster. Dorset Police was called at 10am today, Friday 21 September 2018, to reports of a collision near to the turning for Organford Cross. The three vehicle...
  • Appeal after assault in Bournemouth

    21 September 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Bournemouth. The incident happened sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Thursday 13 September 2018. The victim was outside Subway on Charminster Road with friends when he witnessed an altercat...
  • CCTV appeal after assault on blind man in Poole

    20 September 2018
    Officers investigating an assault on a blind man in Poole are releasing a CCTV image of the suspect. The incident happened at around 5.55pm on Tuesday 21 August 2018 at Candy Choccy Bar on Lower Blandford Road in Broadstone. The victim - a man aged...
  • Appeal after theft of four bicycles in Shaftesbury

    19 September 2018
    Officers investigating the theft of four bicycles in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. On Monday 10 September 2018, Dorset Police received a report of a burglary to a shed at a property in the area of S...
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