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Public urged to ‘think twice’ and protect and respect Dorset’s communities

29 May 2020
Dorset Police is urging residents and visitors to ‘think twice’ when out and about in the county to ensure lives are not being put at risk unnecessarily. Relaxation of lockdown legislation, coupled with warm and sunny weather, has seen a huge...
  • Public urged to avoid the area at Durdle Door in Purbeck

    30 May 2020
    Officers are appealing to the public to stay away from Durdle Door in Purbeck as emergency services are in attendance to deal with a number of casualties. Dorset Police was called at 3.43pm on Saturday 30 May 2020 to a report of concern for the safety of...
  • Man pleads guilty to rape of a girl in Dorchester

    29 May 2020
    A man has pleaded guilty to the rape of a teenage girl in Dorchester. Adrian Cordery, 32 and of Dorchester, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 29 May 2020 and pleaded guilty to rape. He is due to be sentenced at the same court on Monday 6 July...
  • Dorset Police inspector found guilty of gross misconduct

    29 May 2020
    A gross misconduct hearing, chaired by Chief Constable James Vaughan, found a former inspector guilty of gross misconduct and he would have been dismissed from the Force had he not already resigned. On Friday 15 May 2020 a gross misconduct hearing was he...
  • Witness appeal following reported aggravated burglary in Ferndown

    29 May 2020
    Detectives investigating an alleged aggravated burglary in Ferndown are appealing for witnesses to come forward. It is reported that at around 9.55pm on Thursday 28 May 2020 three men entered an address on Ford Lane and took a quantity of cash before dri...
  • CCTV appeal following robbery in Bournemouth

    29 May 2020
    Officers investigating a robbery in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. At around 12.45am on Monday 25 May 2020 the victim, a man aged in his 40s, was walking along Old Christchurch Road in the area of Richmond Gard...
  • Missing Blandford man located

    28 May 2020
    Officers searching for a missing 45-year-old man from Blandford are pleased to confirm he has been located safe and well. David Kennett was was last seen at around 11am on Wednesday 27 May 2020 leaving his home address in the town. He was reported missin...
  • Update – missing Christchurch woman located

    28 May 2020
    Officers searching for a missing Christchurch woman are pleased to say she has been found safe and well. Maureen Wade, aged 76, was last seen at around 7pm on Wednesday 27 May 2020 at her home address in the town. She was reported missing at 10.15am on T...
  • Witness appeal following reported robbery in Bournemouth

    28 May 2020
    Detectives investigating an alleged robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. It is reported that at around 1.20am on Saturday 23 May 2020 the victim, a boy aged in his late teens, was walking through ...
  • Appeal for information following suspicious fire at Poole nature reserve

    27 May 2020
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following a fire at a Poole nature reserve that it is believed may have been started deliberately. Dorset Police was contacted by the fire service at around 4.45pm on Tuesday 26 May 2020 ...
  • Appeal for information after woman bitten by dog in Poole

    27 May 2020
    Officers investigating an incident where a woman was bitten by a dog in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. The victim, a woman aged in her 50s, was cycling along the Sterte Esplanade at around 1pm on Sunday 24 May 2020 when ...
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