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Dorset Police Chief Constable Debbie Simpson to retire

12 January 2018
Dorset Police has announced that Chief Constable Debbie Simpson is to retire this year. The Chief Constable took up her current position five years ago, after working as Deputy Chief Constable for the Force and following time at Devon & Cornwall Poli...
  • CCTV appeal following attempted knifepoint robbery in Christchurch

    16 January 2018
    Detectives investigating an attempted knifepoint robbery at a convenience store in Christchurch are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. At 8.35pm yesterday, Monday 15 January 2018, a man entered the Nisa store in Marlow Drive and approached a member of ...
  • Update – man arrested in connection with reported street robbery in Dorchester

    16 January 2018
    A man has been arrested in connection with a reported street robbery in Dorchester. Dorset Police received a report that at around 6.15pm on Friday 24 November 2017 the victim, a local woman aged in her 70s, was walking across the Acland Road car park wh...
  • Update - Photo appeal following altercation between cyclist and driver

    16 January 2018
    Officers investigating an altercation between a cyclist and car driver in Poole say they have identified the woman involved. The reported incident occurred at approximately 8.50am on Thursday 7 December 2017 in Bournemouth Road when the driver of a black...
  • Update – public appeal to find missing woman from Weymouth

    16 January 2018
    Officers searching for a missing woman in Weymouth are pleased to say that she has been located. Irene Cardwell, who is 84 years old, left her home in Clearmount Road at 6.30pm yesterday, Monday 15 January 2018, to walk into town and failed to return hom...
  • Update – man due in court in connection with reported criminal damage in Dorchester

    16 January 2018
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with reported criminal damage in Dorchester. Shortly before 5am on Saturday 29 July 2017 Dorset Police received a report of an alarm sounding at a premises in South Street and it was discovered that a number ...
  • Update – teenager due in court in connection with alleged robberies in Bournemouth

    15 January 2018
    A 15-year-old boy is due to appear in court in connection with reports of two robberies in Bournemouth. Police received reports of two robberies that occurred in the Slades Farm area on the path between the pavilion building and a nearby wooded area betw...
  • Man jailed for robbery in Bournemouth

    15 January 2018
    A man has been jailed for four years and nine months for carrying out a street robbery in Bournemouth town centre. Billy Barclay, 29 and of Victoria Avenue, Camberley in Surrey, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court today, Friday 12 January 2018, afte...
  • Update - witness appeal following reported rape in Bournemouth

    15 January 2018
    Detectives investigating a reported rape in Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve have arrested a man. The victim, a Bournemouth woman aged in her 30s, met a man in Southcote Road at around 11.30pm on Sunday 31 December 2017. They walked together to a bow...
  • Further update following alleged armed robbery near Sherborne

    12 January 2018
    Two people arrested in connection with an alleged robbery at a store near Sherborne have been released under investigation. At around 12.30pm on Tuesday 9 January 2018 Dorset Police received a report of an armed robbery at the Spar store in Yetminster. ...
  • Update – three men due in court in connection with alleged assault in Poole

    15 January 2018
    Three men are due to appear in court following an alleged assault in Poole. An investigation was launched following an incident outside Munchies in the High Street at 2.19am on Saturday 26 August 2017. A 22-year-old Poole man had suffered a serious head...
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