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National security threat level reduced from critical to severe

27 May 2017
In a statement on behalf of Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police, Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Taylor, said: “As people will be aware, the Prime Minister has now reduced the national security threat level from critical to severe. ...
  • Appeal to locate wanted Bournemouth man

    26 May 2017
    Detectives are issuing an appeal for help from the public to locate a Bournemouth man who is wanted after breaching his licence conditions. Ryan Kofi Aboagye-Bediako, aged 36, was released from prison on Friday April 28 2017 after serving part of a 38-mo...
  • Further police reassurance in relation to rise in UK threat level

    25 May 2017
    Assistant Chief Constable Russ Middleton said: “In response to the recent change in the threat level to critical, armed officers from Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police will be seen out and about in our communities, throughout both Force ar...
  • Further appeal after series of motorcycle thefts and thefts from cars in Weymouth and Portland

    25 May 2017
    Officers in Weymouth and Portland are issuing advice to residents following a series of motorbike thefts and a spate of thefts from cars.  There have been more than 20 incidents in the area since the start of April and officers are appealing for any...
  • Bournemouth drug dealer jailed

    25 May 2017
    A Bournemouth drug dealer has been jailed for two years. Marcin Janaszczak, aged 32 and of Southcote Road in Bournemouth, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 11 May 2017 after admitting two offences of possessing class A drugs with inten...
  • Police issue reassurance message following rise in UK threat level

    24 May 2017
    Following the rise in the UK threat level officers in Dorset are issuing a message of reassurance to the public and are asking everyone to be alert and not alarmed. Dorset Police Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan said: "As part of the ongoing investig...
  • Man jailed for three years following knifepoint robbery on a taxi driver

    24 May 2017
    A man has been jailed for three years for robbing a taxi driver at knifepoint in Bournemouth after he was identified via a CCTV appeal. Jack Harradine, 23 and of Rushey Green, Catford, London, was jailed at Bournemouth Crown Court on Monday 8 May 2017 af...
  • CCTV appeal after theft of watches in Wimborne

    23 May 2017
    Officers investigating the theft of watches from Wimborne Market are issuing CCTV images of three people they would like to speak to. The watches were reported to have been taken from a stall at the market at around 2pm on Saturday 22 April 2017. A lock...
  • Update: Appeal to find missing dog

    23 May 2017
    A dog that was reported stolen from Lytchett Matravers has been reunited with her owner. Officers received a report that Kaya, a 10-month-old Greyhound and Whippet cross, had been taken from the Peatons Lane area on the evening of Wednesday 15 March 2017...
  • Message regarding Manchester concert attack

    23 May 2017
    Superintendent Mike Rogers, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by the events in Manchester and our deepest condolences are with the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives. “Dor...
  • Public appeal after cyclist found with serious injuries near Bridport

    22 May 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a cyclist was found with serious injuries near Bridport. At around 4.18pm on Friday 19 May 2017 it was reported that a cyclist was found in the road near to Crepe Farm House in Symondsbury. The ...
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