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Statement from Chief Constable James Vaughan on police budget

13 November 2018
Speaking about the Police and Crime Commissioner’s comments to the Dorset Police and Crime Panel on 13 November, Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “The Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has today outlined our shared concerns about the futur...
  • Man sentenced following house fire in West Moors

    14 November 2018
    A man has been jailed for six years and four months after he deliberately set fire to a house in West Moors. Phillip Evans, 55 and of Ringwood Road, Three Legged Cross, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court today, Wednesday 14 November 2018, after previous...
  • Update – public appeal in search for missing Weymouth man

    14 November 2018
    Officers searching for missing Weymouth man John Chamberlain are pleased to confirm that he has been found safe and well. John, aged 75, had last been seen at his home address at around 1am today, Wednesday 14 November 2018. He has now returned home. ...
  • Witness appeal following attempted robbery of blind woman in Bournemouth

    13 November 2018
    Detectives are appealing for any witnesses to come forward after an attempted robbery of a blind woman in Bournemouth. Shortly before 2.45pm today, Tuesday 13 November 2018, the victim - a woman aged in her 40s - was walking in Pilot Hight Road in West H...
  • Theft from vape store in Christchurch - CCTV appeal

    13 November 2018
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man who brazenly stole vape items from a store in Christchurch. At around 10.26am on Tuesday 16 October 2018 a man entered Vape of Good Hope on Fairmile Road and stole stock from the store ...
  • CCTV appeal following theft from electrical store in Christchurch

    13 November 2018
    Officers investigating the theft of headphones from a store in Christchurch are issuing CCTV images of the suspect. At 1.23pm on Monday 15 October 2018 a man entered Purewell Electrical and stole Bose QC35 noise cancelling headphones, valued at £32...
  • Update – three arrests following reported burglaries in Bournemouth

    13 November 2018
    Two men have been charged in connection with reported burglaries in Bournemouth. At around 11.15pm on Wednesday 7 November 2018 Dorset Police responded to a report of a break-in at an address in Hawkwood Road. It was reported that a man who was known to ...
  • Spit and Bite Guards to be introduced at Dorset Police

    13 November 2018
    This December, Dorset Police will introduce spit and bite guards (SBG) to limit the number of assaults on officers and staff.  Chief Superintendent Colin Searle said: “The introduction of this kit is vital to support officer and staff safety. ...
  • Witness appeal following collision near Corfe Mullen

    13 November 2018
    Officers investigating a collision near Corfe Mullen are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage to come forward. At 5.55pm yesterday, Monday 12 November 2018, Dorset Police received a report of a road traffic collision involving a black ...
  • CCTV appeal following burglary at Bridport coffee shop

    13 November 2018
    Officers investigating a burglary at a coffee shop in Bridport are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. Between 1pm and 5pm on Sunday 7 October 2018 a man entered Costa Coffee in West Street and made his way to an insecure staff area. Bank cards, travel ...
  • Update - search for missing teenage girl from Bournemouth

    12 November 2018
    Officers are searching for missing teenager Licia Jeffs are pleased to say she has been found safe and well. The 14-year-old was last seen in Bournemouth on the evening of Thursday 8 November 2018.The plan was for her to sleep over at a friend’s ho...
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