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Police Community Support Investigators take to the streets of Dorset

18 April 2018
Dorset Police has introduced Police Community Support Investigators (PCSIs) to better meet the demands of modern policing.    The 31 PCSIs will be based out of stations in Poole, Bournemouth, Blandford, Weymouth, Ferndown, Wareham and Bridport a...
  • Witness appeal following alleged armed robbery in Bournemouth

    21 April 2018
    Officers investigating an alleged armed robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At around 1.40pm today, Saturday 21 April 2018, the victim, a 28-year-old Bournemouth man, was driving in a BMW along Wallisdown Road when he was ...
  • Two men jailed after elaborate pension scam in Dorset

    20 April 2018
    Two men have been jailed following an elaborate pensions scam in Dorset. Anthony Locke, 33 and of Haslemere Avenue in Christchurch, was found guilty of 23 counts of fraud by false representation and three counts of money laundering. Ray King, 54 and of A...
  • Update – man released without charge following Weymouth assault investigation

    20 April 2018
    A man arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Weymouth has been released without charge. At around 5.30am on Saturday 30 September 2017 it was reported that a Weymouth man aged in his 40s was assaulted outside of the Nautico Lounge in St Thomas...
  • Witness appeal following aggravated burglary in Bournemouth

    20 April 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an aggravated burglary in Bournemouth. At around 6.10pm on Wednesday 18 April 2018 Dorset Police was called to reports that a man entered an address on Richmond Park Crescent and followed t...
  • Man handed second prison term for targeting and sexually abusing children

    20 April 2018
    A man who sexually abused young boys and girls and used an online messaging site to incite children to engage in sexual acts has been jailed for a further five years and 10 months. Lewis Casey, 21 and of Bournemouth, appeared at Bournemouth Cro...
  • Appeal for information after theft of sheep in North Dorset

    20 April 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after around 50 sheep were stolen from a farm near Blandford. At around 7am on Wednesday 18 April 2018 it was discovered that the sheep had been taken from a field in the are...
  • Update - Witness appeal to find missing woman from Poole

    20 April 2018
    Officers investigating the disappearance of a woman from Poole are pleased to say she has been located. Ulrike Blatchford, 73, was last seen by staff at Hotel Du Vin in Thames Street in Poole at 10.30am on Saturday 7 April 2018.  She has been locat...
  • Family pays tribute to man who died in tragic incident in Weymouth

    19 April 2018
    The family of a man who sadly died in an incident at Nothe Parade in Weymouth have issued a tribute. At 12.43pm on Monday 16 April 2018 Dorset Police was informed by the ambulance service of an incident at the Nothe Steps. It was reported that a boat had...
  • Defendants jailed following raid on Ferndown home

    19 April 2018
    Six defendants have been jailed after a man was subjected to a violent attack and computer equipment was stolen from his home in Ferndown. Keiran Gausden, aged 24 and of Kingston Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, Octavio Gomes, 19, of Pevensey, St Leonards-...
  • Witness appeal following arson at nature reserve in West Dorset

    19 April 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an arson incident at a nature reserve in West Dorset which destroyed an important historical hut. At around 11am on Saturday 14 April 2018 it was reported that an old railway hut had been set...
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