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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...
  • Witness appeal after road traffic collision near Wareham

    25 March 2017
    Police are appealing for witnesses after four vehicles were involved in a collision near Wareham. The incident happened at around 12.45pm today, Saturday 25 March 2017, on the A35 near to the turning for Bloxworth. The vehicles involved were a blue Alfa...
  • Witness appeal after street robbery in Poole

    24 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a street robbery on an elderly woman in Poole. The incident happened at around 12.45pm today, Friday 24 March 2017, along Station Road in Ashley Cross. The victim - a woman aged in her 80s - was walking up th...
  • Witness appeal after fail-to-stop collision near Weymouth

    24 March 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a fail-to-stop collision near Weymouth. The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Tuesday 21 March 2017 on the B3157 near the Bagwell Farm Touring Park west of Chickerell. A silver Mercedes coach travelling wes...
  • Criminal Behaviour Order issued to Beaminster man

    24 March 2017
    A Beaminster man has been made the subject of a county-wide Criminal Behaviour Order in Dorset. Daniel Oliver Williams, aged 41 and of Hogshill Street, was found guilty at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 8 March 2017 of a number of offence...
  • 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...
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