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Summer drink driving campaign – further 12 people charged

22 June 2018
A further 12 people have been charged with drink driving offences during Dorset Police’s summer drink driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth in June and July. In total 27 people have been charged since the campaign...
  • Witness appeal following indecent exposure in Poole

    22 June 2018
    Officers investigating an incident of indecent exposure in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The victim, a woman aged in her 30s, was jogging along The Avenue and was approaching the junction with Dalkeith Road...
  • Witness appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Wimborne

    22 June 2018
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help to trace a vehicle that was involved in an injury fail-to-stop collision in Wimborne. At 7.35pm on Monday 18 June 2018 a road traffic collision occurred at Broomhill crossroads, at the junction of Colehi...
  • Man jailed for distraction burglary in West Moors

    22 June 2018
    A distraction burglar who stole coins and silver worth £40,000 from a home in West Moors has been jailed.   Clifford James Dean Whittaker, aged 36 and of Abbey Road in London, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court today, Friday 22 June 2018, and ...
  • Appeal to locate wanted East Dorset man

    22 June 2018
    Officers are appealing for help from the public to locate an East Dorset man who is wanted on suspicion of domestic abuse and burglary matters. Thomas Stacey-Rossiter, 25 and from Verwood, is wanted in relation to a number of ongoing investigations and e...
  • Advice to public following two burglaries in Purbeck

    22 June 2018
    Detectives are urging members of the public to be vigilant following two high-value car burglaries in the Purbeck area. Two residential burglaries occurred overnight between Monday 18 June and Tuesday 19 June 2018 in Wareham and Swanage. Offenders gain...
  • CCTV appeal after handbag theft in Christchurch

    22 June 2018
    Officers investigating the theft of an elderly woman’s handbag in Christchurch are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. At around 4.25pm on Thursday 21 June 2018 a handbag belonging to a local woman aged in her 70s was stolen from her chair as she ...
  • Man who robbed elderly couple in Bournemouth jailed for six years

    22 June 2018
    A man who robbed an elderly married couple as they walked home after a morning out in Westbourne has been jailed for six years. Emmett Downes, 39 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced on Thursday 21 June 2018 at Bournemouth Crown Court after pleading gui...
  • Appeal for information following suspected arson incidents in Lytchett Matravers

    21 June 2018
    Officers are appealing for information following a series of suspected arson incidents in Lytchett Matravers. At around 1.15am today, Thursday 21 June 2018, Dorset Police received a report from the fire service that it was attending a vehicle fire in Hig...
  • Theft of trailer from Bere Regis – public appeal

    21 June 2018
    Officers investigating the theft of a trailer from a farm in Bere Regis are appealing for the public’s help. Sometime between 9am on Tuesday 19 June and 8.10am on Wednesday 20 June 2018 an offender or offenders entered a yard and barn via a locked ...
  • Update – public appeal in search for missing Bournemouth teenager

    21 June 2018
    Officers searching for missing teenager Jodie Fourmaux are pleased to confirm she has been found safe and well. Jodie, 18, had last been seen at the address where she was living in Bournemouth at around 6.30pm yesterday, Wednesday 20 June 2018, and she w...
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