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Renewed appeal to find missing Bournemouth man

08 December 2016
Officers appealing for the public’s help to find a missing Bournemouth man are releasing an image of his vehicle. Oliver Marsh, 38, was last seen at around 2pm on Wednesday 7 December 2016, at an address in Albemarle Road. He is described as white...
  • CCTV appeal after dog theft in Bournemouth

    08 December 2016
    Police in Bournemouth are releasing a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a dog and a handbag in the town. The incident happened on 27 November 2016 at around 11.30pm in The Moon in the Square pub on Exeter R...
  • UPDATE: Man arrested following alleged attempted robbery in Poole

    08 December 2016
    A man has been arrested following an alleged attempted robbery in Poole. The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 18 November 2016 when the victim - a 50-year-old Poole man – exited the newsagent on the junction of Poole Road and Bourne Valle...
  • HMIC finds Dorset Police to be a ‘good’ force

    07 December 2016
    Following annual reviews of police effectiveness, efficiency, legitimacy and leadership (PEEL), Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has graded Dorset Police as ‘good’ overall at keeping people safe and reducing crime. Repo...
  • Public appeal to find missing Bournemouth woman

    06 December 2016
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing 54-year-old woman from Bournemouth. Karen Watson was reported missing to the police on Monday 5 December 2016 and had last been in contact with her family around two weeks ago. It is be...
  • Man jailed for sexually assaulting a teenage girl

    06 December 2016
    A 23-year-old Bournemouth man who befriended and sexually assaulted a teenage girl in a park has been jailed for three and a half years years. Jamie Keets, also known as Jamie Hooper, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 2 December 2016 aft...
  • FURTHER UPDATE: Investigation into death of Isobel Munro

    06 December 2016
    Hampshire Police, who have been investigating the death of a missing Dorset woman, are preparing a file to be submitted to HM Coroner. It can now be confirmed that Isobel Munro’s death is not being treated as suspicious. She had been reported miss...
  • Man who burgled student’s flat in Bournemouth jailed

    06 December 2016
    A burglar who was caught inside a student’s flat has been jailed for eight months. Aaron Beau Hoey, 37 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 1 December 2016 after previously pleading guilty to burglary. The co...
  • UPDATE: Public appeal to find missing Bournemouth man

    06 December 2016
    A 53-year-old man who went missing from his Bournemouth home has been located. David Henderson went missing from Coronation Avenue on Monday 25 July 2016. Dorset Police has recently been informed that David was found in the Thames Valley area on 16 Sept...
  • UPDATE: Public appeal for missing man from Ferndown

    05 December 2016
    A man who went missing from his home in Ferndown has been found safe and well. James Smith, 31, was last seen at an address in Ford Lane at around midday today, Monday 5 December 2016. He was found in West Moors at around 10.30pm. We would like to than...
  • Man charged following alleged fail-to-stop collision in Bournemouth

    05 December 2016
    A man has been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving following an alleged fail-to-stop collision in Bournemouth. The 22-year-old from Bournemouth is due to appear before Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court on Friday 13 January 2017. H...
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