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Mobile phone at the wheel crackdown in Dorset as punishment doubles

28 February 2017
The number of points and the fine issued to motorists for using a mobile phone at the wheel has doubled, with Dorset Police taking part in a national week-long enforcement and education campaign. Motorists caught using a mobile phone have until recently,...
  • Witness appeal after reported assault in Weymouth

    01 March 2017
    Detectives in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses after a man was reportedly assaulted in the town. The incident happened at around 12.30am on Sunday 26 February 2017 on St Thomas Street outside Rendezvous near to the town bridge. It is alleged that fo...
  • UPDATE - Witness appeal following reported driving offences in Poole

    01 March 2017
    A man has been released on police bail following reports that a vehicle failed to stop for police in Poole. At around 10.30am yesterday, Tuesday 28 February 2017, a green Volkswagen Sharan was reported to have travelled from Holes Bay Road to Sterte...
  • Public appeal to find missing Bournemouth man

    01 March 2017
    Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing from Poole and are appealing for the public's help to find him. Joseph Dunlop, 31, disappeared from Poole Hospital on Longfleet Road at around 7.30am today, Wednes...
  • Witness appeal following reported assault in Bournemouth

    01 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a reported assault in Bournemouth – with one man arrested. The incident happened at around 2.15am on Wednesday 15 February 2017 along Madeira Road. It is alleged the victim – a...
  • Witness appeal following reported driving offences in Poole

    28 February 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after it was reported that a vehicle failed to stop for police in Poole. The incident happened at around 10.30am today, Tuesday 28 February 2017, involving a green Volkswagen Sharan. The vehicle was r...
  • UPDATE: Appeal in search for missing Poole man

    28 February 2017
    We are pleased to say missing Poole man Samuel Hicks has been found safe and well. At 1.05pm on Sunday 26 February 2017 Dorset Police received a report that wet clothing and personal effects thought to belong to 27-year-old Sam had been found near a lake...
  • UPDATE: Public appeal to find missing man from Bournemouth

    26 February 2017
    A man who went missing from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has been found safe and well. David Vye, 18, disappeared from the hospital on Castle Lane East at around 7.45pm yesterday, Saturday 25 February 2017, while receiving treatment. He was found safe...
  • Witness appeal after criminal damage caused to cars in Weymouth

    25 February 2017
    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after vandals caused damage to cars in Weymouth. Sometime between 7.30pm on Friday 24 February and 8.30am today, Saturday 25 February 2017, a number of cars parked in Victoria Street and Grange Road in t...
  • Witness appeal after fatal collision in Poole

    24 February 2017
    Officers investigating a fatal collision in Poole are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At 2.12pm today, Friday 24 February 2017, Dorset Police was informed of a single vehicle collision on Waterloo Road near to the Shell garage. A white van, whi...
  • UPDATE - Reported threats toward mother and child in Blandford

    24 February 2017
    A man arrested in connection with an incident in which a man reportedly made sexually-motivated threats toward a mother and child in Blandford has been released without charge. The reported incident happened at around 3.10pm on Monday 13 February 2017 on...
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