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Investigation into disappearance of Gaia Pope - update

20 November 2017
Three people arrested in connection with the disappearance of Gaia Pope have this morning been released from police investigation without any further action. At around 3pm on Saturday 18 November 2017, specialist search teams discovered the body of a wo...
  • Appeal to find stolen laptop belonging to late teenage cancer victim

    24 November 2017
    Detectives are making a public appeal to find a laptop that was stolen during a burglary while the occupant was saying goodbye to her 15-year-old daughter who tragically died four days earlier. Sometime between 10.45am and 1pm yesterday, Thursday 23 Nove...
  • Man jailed for sexual assaults in Bournemouth

    24 November 2017
    A man who sexually assaulted two women in Bournemouth has been jailed for two years. Steven Muranganwa Charewa, aged 24 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 9 November 2017 after admitting two charges of sexual assa...
  • Witness appeal following alleged assault and robbery in Weymouth

    23 November 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an alleged assault in Weymouth. At around 9.22pm on Friday 17 November 2017 Dorset Police received a report from the ambulance service that a man had been located in an alleyway between New...
  • CCTV appeal following assault in Christchurch

    23 November 2017
    Officers investigating an assault on a shop worker in Christchurch have issued a CCTV image of the suspects. At around 7.40pm on Sunday 5 November 2017 two men entered the shop at the BP petrol station on Somerford Road and attempted to steal items of fo...
  • CCTV appeal after burglary and attempted burglary in Wimborne

    22 November 2017
    Officers in Wimborne are releasing CCTV images of three men in connection with a burglary and attempted burglary in the town. The incident occurred on Sunday 22 October 2017 when the suspects broke into a secure compound at Dorset Sheds on Leigh Road at ...
  • Missing Weymouth woman found safe and well

    23 November 2017
    Officers are pleased to update that missing Elizabeth Charlton has been found safe and well in Weymouth. She had been reported missing at 10.26pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We would like to thank everyone for sharing our appeal. ...
  • Next of kin appeal – Ana Luisa Pita

    23 November 2017
    The coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a woman who died in Bournemouth. Ana Luisa Pita, who was 45 years old, was taken ill in Bournemouth Lower Gardens and sadly died when arriving at the Royal Bournemo...
  • Appeal in search for missing Bournemouth hotel guest

    23 November 2017
    Officer searching for a man who has gone missing from a hotel in Bournemouth are asking for the public’s help to find him. Michael Ableway, who is 81 and from the Chichester area of Sussex, travelled to Bournemouth by train on Friday 3 November 201...
  • Still time to surrender firearms to Dorset Police

    22 November 2017
    Dorset Police is urging anyone in possession of illegal or unregistered firearms and ammunition to continue to make use of its firearms surrender, which runs until midnight on Sunday 26 November. More than 100 firearms ranging from BB guns, pistols and r...
  • CCTV appeal after theft of child's scooter near Bridport

    22 November 2017
    Officers are releasing CCTV images of a woman following the theft of a child's scooter in Burton Bradstock. The incident happened at around 9.15pm on Saturday 28 October 2017. The scooter was accidently left in the bar area at Freshwater Beach Holiday P...
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