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Open letter to the communities of Dorset

15 January 2021
Communities across Dorset are being asked to keep up the good work in stopping the spread of COVID-19.  Agencies tasked with stopping the virus in its tracks have written an open letter to everyone across the county thanking them for their efforts a...
  • Update – missing Portland man located

    24 January 2021
    Officers searching for missing Portland man Adam Self are pleased to confirm he has been located. The 39-year-old was reported missing having last been seen at his home address at around 9pm on Friday 22 January 2021. Following searches and enquiries by...
  • Update – man in court in connection with reported burglary and vehicle offences on Portland

    22 January 2021
    A man has been charged and has appeared in court in connection with a reported burglary and alleged vehicle offences on Portland. It was reported that at around 5am on Friday 1 January 2021 someone entered a house in Easton Street and took a set of keys....
  • Man sentenced following fatal road traffic collision near Sherborne

    22 January 2021
    A man has been sentenced following a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision near Sherborne. James Russell, 78 and of Boys Hill in Holnest, appeared at Weymouth Magistrates' Court on Thursday 21 January 2021 and was disqualified from driving for three y...
  • Update in relation to reported altercation and dangerous driving incident in Bournemouth

    22 January 2021
    Three men arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged altercation and dangerous driving incident in Bournemouth have been released from police bail without charge. It was reported that at around 9.10am on Thursday 24 December 2020 an altercation...
  • Update – woman who went missing in Bournemouth found safe

    21 January 2021
    Officers searching for missing woman Katie Hunt are pleased to confirm she has been located. Katie, aged 26, was reported missing having last been seen in the Westbourne area of Bournemouth at around 4pm on Monday 18 January 2021. Following searches and...
  • CCTV appeal after racially aggravated hate crime incident in Bournemouth

    20 January 2021
    Officers investigating a racially aggravated hate crime incident in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. At around 1pm on Friday 11 December 2020 two men entered Starbucks in Commercial Road and ordered drinks, before leaving the store. A...
  • Witness appeal following serious injury collision in Weymouth

    20 January 2021
    Officers investigating a serious injury collision in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. An investigation is underway into a collision that occurred at around 8pm on Monday 18 January 2021 on Chaf...
  • CCTV appeal following attempted burglary at Poole store

    20 January 2021
    Officers investigating an attempted break-in at a store in Poole are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. At around 4.15pm on Sunday 10 January 2021 a man attempted to force the lock on the shop door at Savers in the High Street. He then kicked a window,...
  • Update – reported dog bite incident in Bournemouth

    19 January 2021
    A woman has come forward following an appeal for witnesses in relation to an alleged dog bite incident in Bournemouth. At around 12.45pm on Monday 18 January 2021 the victim – a man aged in his 30s – was running on Turbary Common when he noti...
  • Update – further arrest following reported robbery in Bournemouth

    19 January 2021
    A third person has been arrested in connection with a reported robbery in Bournemouth. The incident occurred at around 1.10pm on Friday 15 January 2021 on a footpath that leads from Harewood Avenue to the Littledown Estate.  It was reported that a ...
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