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Uninsured man banned from the road after caught driving with hands tied together

16 January 2019
A man who drove with his hands tied together for a ‘laugh’ has been banned from the road. James John Hayter, also known as James Manuel, 22 and of Claremont Avenue in Gillingham, was sentenced at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court today, Wedne...
  • Appeal for witnesses following street robbery in Bournemouth

    16 January 2019
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery in Bournemouth. The incident happened at around 5am on Sunday 13 January 2019 on Old Christchurch Road at the junction with Lorne Park Road. The victim - a local man aged in his 40s - was...
  • Update - appeal to find missing North Dorset man

    16 January 2019
    Officers searching for a man who has gone missing from North Dorset can confirm he has been located.  Roger Sitch, 59, went missing from Buckhorn Weston near Gillingham yesterday evening, Tuesday 15 January 2019.  He was found by officers in E...
  • Witness appeal following burglary at Bournemouth cemetery

    16 January 2019
    Officers investigating a break-in at a storage container at a Bournemouth cemetery are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 10pm yesterday, Tuesday 15 January 2019, Dorset Police received a report of suspicious ac...
  • Woman jailed for arson offence in Poole

    16 January 2019
    A woman who made a threatening call to police and set fire to her property in Poole has been jailed. Rosie Law, also known as Wendy Axford, was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court on Friday 11 January 2019 after being found guilty of charges of arson with...
  • Update – appeal after man found with head injury in Bournemouth

    16 January 2019
    A man arrested in connection with an incident where another man was found with a head injury in Bournemouth will face no further police action. Dorset Police was called at 2.24am on Tuesday 21 August 2018 to a report that a man who was located on Carysfo...
  • Man sentenced following burglary in Bournemouth

    16 January 2019
    A burglar identified after he was caught on a video doorbell camera has been sentenced. Yomi Simeon Davies, aged 37 and of Compton Avenue in Poole, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 10 January 2019 after admitting an offence of burglary. H...
  • Update – man charged in connection with explosion at house in Poole

    16 January 2019
    A man has been charged and is due to appear at court today in connection with an explosion at a property in Poole. Dorset Police was called at 1.47pm on Monday 22 October 2018 to the address in Sterte Road following a report that an explosion had caused ...
  • Update – appeal to find teenager missing from Bournemouth

    15 January 2019
    Officers searching for missing teenager Curtis Evans are pleased to confirm he has been found safe and well. Curtis, aged 17, was reported missing having last been seen at an address in Alumhurst Road in Bournemouth at 7pm on Monday 14 January 2019. He ...
  • CCTV appeal following handbag theft in Bournemouth

    15 January 2019
    Officers investigating the theft of a handbag at a store in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. Shortly before 9am on Friday 9 November 2018 a man entered a staff area at the Poundland store at the Sovereign Centre in Boscombe and stole ...
  • Arrests during day of action on county’s roads

    15 January 2019
    A day of action on the roads saw officers target those suspected of posing a high risk to fellow road users. Officers from the traffic unit teamed up with local officers from neighbourhood policing teams to carry out the day of intensification in the Dor...
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