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Open letter to the communities of Dorset

15 January 2021
Communities across Dorset are being asked to keep up the good work in stopping the spread of COVID-19.  Agencies tasked with stopping the virus in its tracks have written an open letter to everyone across the county thanking them for their efforts a...
  • Force thanks public for staying at home and complying with COVID-19 rules

    16 January 2021
    Dorset Police has thanked members of the public for staying at home and complying with the current COVID-19 legislation. Throughout the week the Force has continued to monitor plans to protest in Bournemouth on Saturday 16 January 2021.  Just last ...
  • Update – man arrested in connection with reported burglary at hospital in Bournemouth

    15 January 2021
    A man has been arrested in connection with a reported burglary at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. It was reported that at around 6.15pm on Monday 14 December 2020 access was gained to a locked area to the rear of the café in the main foyer of the ...
  • Appeal for information following reported commercial burglary in Poole

    15 January 2021
    Detectives investigating a reported burglary at a Poole store are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report of a break-in at Broadstone News in Lower Blandford Road at around 3.10am on Friday 15 J...
  • CCTV appeal following indecent exposure incident in Wimborne

    14 January 2021
    Officers investigating an indecent exposure incident in Wimborne are issuing an image of a man they would like to speak to. At around 3.15pm on Saturday 12 December 2020 the victim – a 16-year-old girl – was walking along West Street when a m...
  • Further update in relation to reported restaurant bilking in Christchurch

    13 January 2021
    An incident where two people allegedly made off from a Christchurch restaurant without paying their bill has been resolved. At around 9pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020 a man and woman entered Soho in Church Street and ordered food and drink to the value ...
  • Missing woman from Bournemouth located

    13 January 2021
    Officers searching for a woman who went missing in Bournemouth are pleased to confirm she has been located. Katie Hunt, aged 27, was last seen in the Westbourne area at around 8.15pm on Friday 8 January 2021. Following enquiries, she has now been locate...
  • Drink driver jailed following serious injury collision in North Dorset

    13 January 2021
    A drink driver who caused a serious injury collision in North Dorset has been jailed. Robert Shapland-Hill, aged 52 and of Hillside Drive in Okehampton, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 8 January 2021 after admitting offences of causing...
  • CCTV appeal following theft from shop in Bournemouth

    13 January 2021
    Officers are issuing CCTV images of three people they would like to speak to after fragrances were stolen from a shop in Bournemouth. At around 5.10pm on Monday 4 January 2021 two men and a woman entered Boots on Commercial Road and concealed over £...
  • Appeal for information after boy bitten by dog in Poole

    13 January 2021
    Officers investigating an incident where a boy was bitten by a dog in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. At around 2.30pm on Sunday 10 January 2021 a 12-year-old boy was riding his bike on the heath at Delph Woods in Broadst...
  • Update – man arrested in connection with reported burglaries in Weymouth and Dorchester area

    13 January 2021
    A man has been arrested in connection with a series of reported burglaries in the Weymouth and Dorchester area. The first incident occurred at around 5.40am on Sunday 25 October 2020 at Broadwey Village Stores on Dorchester Road in Weymouth. The offender...
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