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Man jailed for life for murder of his father in Sherborne

18 October 2019
A man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his father at their home in Sherborne. At a hearing at Winchester Crown Court on Friday 18 October 2019, Dominic William Robert Hodgson, aged 37, admitted the murder of his 72-year-old father Rober...
  • Update – CCTV appeal following reported assault in Bournemouth

    23 October 2019
    A man has come forward and is assisting officers with their enquiries following a CCTV appeal in connection with a reported assault in Bournemouth. Enquiries have been ongoing into the reported incident that occurred at the Sovereign Centre in Boscombe o...
  • CCTV appeal following thefts in Bournemouth

    23 October 2019
    Officers investigating a number of thefts in Bournemouth are issuing CCTV images of two men they would like to speak to. A man aged in his 20s reported that his wallet and mobile phone were stolen while he was in the area of Old Christchurch Road in the ...
  • Appeal for information following reported assaults in Bournemouth

    23 October 2019
    Detectives investigating reported assaults on two men in Bournemouth town centre are appealing for witnesses to come forward. The incident occurred at around 12.50am on Sunday 20 October 2019 on Glen Fern Road. The victims, both aged in their 20s, were w...
  • Man jailed for dangerous driving in Weymouth

    23 October 2019
    A man has been jailed for dangerous driving in Weymouth. Marek Roman Tarnawski, aged 37 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced to six months in prison at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court on Monday 21 October 2019 after admitting dangerous driving. He was ...
  • Update in relation to fatal road traffic collision in Bournemouth

    23 October 2019
    A motorcyclist involved in a road traffic collision in Bournemouth has sadly died from his injuries. Dorset Police received a report at 9.38pm on Wednesday 16 October 2019 of a collision involving a grey Triumph motorcycle and a pedestrian on Ringwood Ro...
  • Update – woman arrested in connection with reported assault in Bournemouth town centre

    21 October 2019
    A woman has been arrested in connection with a reported serious assault in Bournemouth town centre. The assault is alleged to have occurred in the early hours of Friday 9 August 2019, with a 50-year-old man sustaining serious head injuries. Dorset Polic...
  • Dorset Police makes multiple arrests during a crackdown week on suspected ‘county lines’ dealers.

    21 October 2019
    Between Monday 7 and Friday 11 October 2019, 27 people were arrested as a result of coordinated law enforcement action to disrupt drug related activity across Dorset.  A total of 14 of this week’s arrests were closely associated with alleged &...
  • Proceeds of Crime Act orders secured against drug gang members

    21 October 2019
    Three members of a drug gang from London that operated on the streets of Bournemouth have been ordered to pay thousands of pounds by a court. Shahed Nowaz, aged 24 and of Vine Close in Hackney, Reece Britt, aged 26 and of Mitchison Road in Islington, and...
  • CCTV appeal following distraction theft in Bournemouth

    18 October 2019
    Officers investigating a distraction theft in Bournemouth where a woman’s bank cards were stolen are issuing a CCTV image of someone they would like to speak to. At approximately 3.40pm on Monday 30 September 2019 the victim was putting her shoppin...
  • Witness appeal following report of man with knife in Poole

    17 October 2019
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a report of a man with a knife in Poole. At approximately 1.05pm on Thursday 17 October 2019 a police car was flagged down by a female member of the public in a car...
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