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Woman who failed to stop at the scene of a fatal collision sentenced

13 September 2018
A woman who admitted failing to stop at the scene of a collision in which a pedestrian died has been sentenced. Melissa Lewis, 47 and of Pound Close in Charminster, Dorchester, appeared at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Wednesday 12 Septemb...
  • Man charged with drug supply offences

    26 September 2018
    A man who was stopped by officers on proactive patrols in Bournemouth has been charged with class A drug supply offences. The 32-year-old from London was arrested on the evening of Thursday 20 September 2018 in West Hill Road in the West Cliff area of th...
  • Witness appeal following serious injury collision in Bournemouth

    26 September 2018
    Officers investigating a serious road traffic collision in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident to come forward. Shortly before 2am today, Wednesday 26 September 2018, a collision occurred on Holdenhurst ...
  • Public appeal in search for teenager who went missing from Bournemouth

    25 September 2018
    Officers searching for a teenager who went missing from Bournemouth are appealing for help from the public to find him. Erlind Gjana, aged 16, was last seen at his accommodation in the town on Tuesday 10 July 2018. The Albanian teenager is described as ...
  • Dashcam footage appeal following road rage incident in Poole

    25 September 2018
    Officers investigating a road rage incident in Poole are appealing for witnesses and motorists with potential dashcam footage to come forward. At approximately 11.20pm on Friday 14 September 2018 the victim was driving a silver Ford Fiesta from Tower Par...
  • Guilty plea to drug supply offences in Dorchester

    25 September 2018
    A man has appeared in court and pleaded guilty to drug supply offences in Dorchester. Officers proactively visited an address in Wollaston Road on Friday 21 September 2018 following reports of suspected drug misuse. Five men were arrested and a quantity ...
  • Update – public appeal in search for missing Poole man

    24 September 2018
    Officers searching for missing Poole man David George are pleased to confirm he has been found safe and well. David, aged 77, was reporting missing this morning, Monday 24 September 2018, having last been seen at his home address in Poole at around 5.20p...
  • Witness appeal after sexual assault in Dorchester

    24 September 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Dorchester. The incident happened at around 8.40pm on Sunday 23 September 2018 along Bowling Alley Walk. The victim - a 16-year-old girl from Dorchester - was walking ...
  • Update – pair released without charge following reported assaults in Bournemouth

    24 September 2018
    Two boys arrested in connection with a disturbance in Bournemouth town centre have been released without charge. At around 9.20pm on Saturday 7 July 2018 it was reported that an altercation took place in the Lower Gardens involving a large group of young...
  • Man jailed for assaulting police officer

    21 September 2018
    A motorist who refused to provide a specimen and assaulted a police officer has been jailed. Mark Christian Dudley, aged 43 and of Wimborne Road East in Ferndown, was sentenced at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 6 September 2018 after admittin...
  • Man jailed following fatal collision near Dorchester

    21 September 2018
    A man has been jailed after admitting causing a fatal collision near Dorchester. Mathew Vater, aged 24 and of Rectory Close, Broadmayne, Dorchester, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 21 September 2018 after admitting a charge of causing ...
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