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Open letter to the communities of Dorset

15 January 2021
Communities across Dorset are being asked to keep up the good work in stopping the spread of COVID-19.  Agencies tasked with stopping the virus in its tracks have written an open letter to everyone across the county thanking them for their efforts a...
  • Update – reported assault in Christchurch

    27 January 2021
    A woman has come forward following an image appeal in relation to a reported assault in Christchurch. At around 3.25pm on Tuesday 12 January 2021 the victim – a local man aged in his 40s – was playing football with his son in Winkton playing ...
  • Renewed appeal for information in relation to sexual assault in Bournemouth

    27 January 2021
    Detectives are renewing their appeal for information as they continue to investigate a sexual assault in Bournemouth and are issuing images of a man they would like to speak to as a witness. The victim, a woman aged in her 20s, was sitting outside a fire...
  • Appeal for information following incident involving dog in Christchurch

    26 January 2021
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following an incident involving a dog in Christchurch. On Wednesday 6 January 2021 the victim – a local woman aged in her 50s – parked on the slip road in Mudeford woods and b...
  • Man jailed following burglaries in Bournemouth

    25 January 2021
    A prolific offender has been jailed for four years and six months following a number of burglaries in Bournemouth. Kevin Arthur Appleby, 47 and of Wimborne Road in Bournemouth, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Tuesday 5 January 2021 after prev...
  • Appeal for information following serious collision near Dorchester

    25 January 2021
    Officers are appealing for information following a serious injury road traffic collision near Dorchester. Dorset Police received a report at 9.01am on Sunday 24 January 2021 of a single vehicle collision on the westbound carriageway of the A35 Puddletown...
  • Update – missing Portland man located

    24 January 2021
    Officers searching for missing Portland man Adam Self are pleased to confirm he has been located. The 39-year-old was reported missing having last been seen at his home address at around 9pm on Friday 22 January 2021. Following searches and enquiries by...
  • Update – man in court in connection with reported burglary and vehicle offences on Portland

    22 January 2021
    A man has been charged and has appeared in court in connection with a reported burglary and alleged vehicle offences on Portland. It was reported that at around 5am on Friday 1 January 2021 someone entered a house in Easton Street and took a set of keys....
  • Man sentenced following fatal road traffic collision near Sherborne

    22 January 2021
    A man has been sentenced following a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision near Sherborne. James Russell, 78 and of Boys Hill in Holnest, appeared at Weymouth Magistrates' Court on Thursday 21 January 2021 and was disqualified from driving for three y...
  • Update in relation to reported altercation and dangerous driving incident in Bournemouth

    22 January 2021
    Three men arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged altercation and dangerous driving incident in Bournemouth have been released from police bail without charge. It was reported that at around 9.10am on Thursday 24 December 2020 an altercation...
  • CCTV appeal after racially aggravated hate crime incident in Bournemouth

    20 January 2021
    Officers investigating a racially aggravated hate crime incident in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. At around 1pm on Friday 11 December 2020 two men entered Starbucks in Commercial Road and ordered drinks, before leaving the store. A...
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