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Dorset Police release images of 52 people convicted in summer drink drive crackdown

17 August 2018
A total of 55 people have been convicted of drink driving related offences over a six week period by Dorset Police as part of a summer crackdown. Dorset Police announced in June that anyone charged with a drink driving related offence during the campaign ...
  • Witness appeal following reported fail-to-stop collision in St Leonards

    19 August 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a car involved in a reported collision with a pedestrian in East Dorset failed to stop at the scene. At 1.09am today, Sunday 19 August 2018, Dorset Police was called to reports that a woman had b...
  • Witness appeal after offenders target cashpoint in Beaminster

    18 August 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after offenders targeted a cashpoint in Beaminster using a tractor. At 4.09am today, Saturday 18 August 2018, Dorset Police received multiple reports that offenders were stealing a cashpoint from Fle...
  • Witness appeal following burglary in Weymouth

    17 August 2018
    Officers investigating a burglary at a home in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The burglary occurred between 1am and 6am yesterday, Thursday 16 August 2018, at a property in Brownlow Street while the occup...
  • Update – man charged in connection with reported theft of handbag in Christchurch

    17 August 2018
    A man has been charged in connection with the reported theft of an elderly woman’s handbag in Christchurch. It was reported that at around 4.25pm on Thursday 21 June 2018 a handbag belonging to a local woman aged in her 70s was stolen from her chai...
  • Update – public appeal in search for missing Bridport man

    16 August 2018
    Officers searching for missing Bridport man Alexander Twigger are pleased to confirm he has been found safe and well. Alexander, aged 20, was reported missing at 4.15am today, Thursday 16 August 2018, having last been seen at his home address at around 8...
  • Witness appeal following serious injury collision on A31 in East Dorset

    15 August 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a serious injury collision on the A31 in East Dorset. Dorset Police was called just after 11pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018 following reports of a serious injury collision at Stag Gate, Almer, involving a silver ...
  • Update – man due in court in connection with fatal collision near Dorchester

    14 August 2018
    A man is due to appear at court in connection with a fatal road traffic collision near Dorchester. At around 6.25am on Monday 16 October 2017 a road traffic collision occurred on the A352 at Whitcombe. The collision involved a red Honda Civic and a silv...
  • Busy summer emphasises need for police merger

    14 August 2018
    During the busy summer for policing in Dorset discussions have been continuing about the creation of a new force incorporating Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police.   Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “The summer months are always s...
  • Witness appeal after suspected arson on Portland

    13 August 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire at a house on Portland. Dorset Police was called at around 6am on Sunday 12 August to an address in Hamcroft, Easton. The fire started in the porch and caused significant damage to the loung...
  • Update - missing Bournemouth man found safe following appeal

    13 August 2018
    Officers searching for a missing Bournemouth man are pleased to say he has been found safe and well. Matthew Kanaris, 35, was last seen at around 9pm on Sunday 12 August 2018. He was located in the Bournemouth area. We would like to thank everyone for s...
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