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Force working alongside crime-fighting agencies to tackle fraudsters

29 October 2020
Dorset Police receives more than 6,000 reports of fraud each year with many committed by faceless fraudsters hidden online or at the end of a phone line.  Where previously a fraud may have been committed by post or face-to-face, offenders are now fr...
  • Witness appeal following suspicious activity in West Dorset

    29 October 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following suspicious activity in West Dorset. It is reported that at around 10.50pm on Saturday 24 October 2020 two men were spotted acting suspiciously near a kennel on a fa...
  • Bournemouth man jailed for grooming teenage girl

    23 October 2020
    A man who groomed an underage teenage girl and engaged in sexual activity with her has been jailed. Matthew Joseph Keets, aged 23 and of Bennett Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced to four years and eight months at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 29 Oct...
  • Image appeal after suspected stolen items recovered

    29 October 2020
    Officers are issuing images of a number of suspected stolen items that were recovered following an incident in West Dorset – with two men arrested.  At around 12.40am on Friday 16 October 2020 Dorset Police received a report of two people carr...
  • Overall crime continues to drop for Dorset Police

    28 October 2020
    Dorset Police has seen a 5.1 per cent drop in recorded crime, according to new figures released today, Wednesday 28 October 2020.   Data released by the Office for National Statistics, shows the Force has continued to see a drop in overall crime. In...
  • One week left to have your say on specialist crime fighters

    28 October 2020
    Dorset residents are being reminded they have just one week left to give their thoughts on vital policing issues while finding out about the crime-fighting teams the Force works with. The survey – called Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View –...
  • Public appeal to wanted locate man from North Dorset

    28 October 2020
    Officers are appealing for help from members of the public to locate a wanted man from North Dorset. Daniel Kellaway, aged 25, was released from prison in 2018 after serving part of a sentence for offences of possession with intent to supply a controlled...
  • Trick or treat safely this year and respect those who don’t want to be spooked

    28 October 2020
    Dorset Police are asking members of the community to respect the ‘rule of six’ both indoors and outdoors this Halloween. To help protect our emergency services and save lives, Dorset Police are asking parents, carers and Halloween fans to con...
  • Appeal for information following theft of electric bicycle in Bournemouth

    28 October 2020
    Officers investigating the theft of an electric bicycle in Bournemouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. On Saturday 17 October 2020 a 14-year-old boy double locked his electric bicycle to the railings outside of The Real Greek o...
  • Update – man due to appear in court in connection with serious injury collision in Verwood

    27 October 2020
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with a serious injury collision in Verwood. Dorset Police received a report at 7.49am on Saturday 5 July 2020 of a collision on Black Hill, at the junction with Crescent Road, involving an Aprilia motorcycle ...
  • Former Dorset Police officer found not guilty of murder

    27 October 2020
    A former Dorset Police officer who admitted a charge of manslaughter in relation to the death of a woman in West Parley has been found not guilty of her murder. Timothy Brehmer, aged 41, was found not guilty of the murder of 41-year-old Claire Parry on T...
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