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Dorset Police celebrates long service and policing excellence at awards ceremony

19 September 2019
Officers, staff and volunteers have been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keep Dorset safe at an awards ceremony.  The event, held at the Dorford Centre in Dorchester on Wednesday 18 September 2019, saw ten awards presented to recipi...
  • Witness appeal following assault in Bournemouth

    22 September 2019
    Detectives investigating an assault in Bournemouth town centre are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 3.10am on Sunday 22 September 2019 the victim, a man aged in his 20s and from Berkshire, was walking along Gl...
  • Fatal collision in Purbeck – witness appeal

    22 September 2019
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward as they investigate a fatal road traffic collision in Purbeck. Dorset Police received a report at around 6pm on Saturday 21 September 2019 of a collision near Re...
  • Witness appeal following reported robbery in Weymouth

    22 September 2019
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate an alleged robbery in Weymouth. At around 2.20am on Friday 20 September 2019 a local man aged in his 20s was on The Esplanade, near to The Boat Caf&eacu...
  • Update – missing Blandford teenager located

    21 September 2019
    Officers searching for missing Blandford teenager Shannon Smith are pleased to confirm she has been located. The 19-year-old was reported missing after it was believed she left her home in the early hours of Friday 20 September 2019. Following enquiries...
  • Witness appeal following serious injury collision near Puddletown

    21 September 2019
    Officers investigating a serious injury collision near Puddletown are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. Dorset Police was called at 12.30pm on Saturday 21 September 2019 to a report of a collision involving ...
  • Renewed photo appeal following theft of beauty products from store in Swanage

    20 September 2019
    Officers investigating the theft of beauty products from a store in Swanage are issuing improved CCTV images. At 3.15pm on Thursday 5 September 2019 two women entered Boots in Station Road and, after spending less than two minutes in store, stole over &p...
  • Update – reported theft of cash from store in Bournemouth

    20 September 2019
    A man has come forward in relation to a reported theft by finding incident in Bournemouth. Between 1.30pm and 1.50pm on Saturday 10 August 2019 the victim, a local man aged in his 40s, had used a self-service till at Asda off St Pauls Road to pay for ite...
  • Jail for burglar who targeted elderly man while he lay in bed

    20 September 2019
    A man who burgled an elderly victim as he lay in bed has been jailed for three years and four months. Darren John Lane, 42 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 19 September 2019 after pleading guilty to burglary. A...
  • Appeal for witnesses following reported assault in Christchurch

    20 September 2019
    Officers investigating a reported assault in Christchurch are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The incident occurred at the We Buy Any Car garage at the Bailey Bridge Retail Park at around 2.50pm on Thursday 12 Septembe...
  • Update – woman due in court in connection with reported assault in Swanage

    20 September 2019
    A woman is due to appear in court in connection with a reported assault in Swanage. The incident happened at around 4.50pm on Saturday 2 March 2019 at the bus station. A local man aged in his 50s was reportedly assaulted by a woman who had got off a num...
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