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Force working alongside crime-fighting agencies to tackle fraudsters

29 October 2020
Dorset Police receives more than 6,000 reports of fraud each year with many committed by faceless fraudsters hidden online or at the end of a phone line. Where previously a fraud may have been committed by post or face-to-face, offenders are now frequentl...
  • Pair jailed for bank robbery in Bournemouth

    30 October 2020
    Two brothers who robbed a Bournemouth bank at knifepoint have each been jailed for three years and four months. Steven Mark Henbest, aged 37 of Richmond Wood Road, Bournemouth, and Paul David Henbest, 39 and of Desborough Road, Eastleigh in Hampshire, we...
  • Assault at a bar in Bournemouth – image appeal

    30 October 2020
    Officers are issuing an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with an assault at a bar in Bournemouth. At 7.15pm on Saturday 24 October 2020 it was reported that a man assaulted a member of staff working on the door at Aruba on Pier Ap...
  • CCTV appeal following attempted burglary in Poole

    30 October 2020
    Officers investigating an attempted burglary in Poole are issuing a CCTV image of one of the suspects. It is reported that at around 9pm on Saturday 17 October 2020 two men entered the garden of a property on Petersham Road and tried to gain entry to the...
  • Witness appeal following suspicious activity in West Dorset

    29 October 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following suspicious activity in West Dorset. It is reported that at around 10.50pm on Saturday 24 October 2020 two men were spotted acting suspiciously near a kennel on a fa...
  • Bournemouth man jailed for grooming teenage girl

    23 October 2020
    A man who groomed an underage teenage girl and engaged in sexual activity with her has been jailed. Matthew Joseph Keets, aged 23 and of Bennett Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced to four years and eight months at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 29 Oct...
  • Image appeal after suspected stolen items recovered

    29 October 2020
    Officers are issuing images of a number of suspected stolen items that were recovered following an incident in West Dorset – with two men arrested.  At around 12.40am on Friday 16 October 2020 Dorset Police received a report of two people carr...
  • Overall crime continues to drop for Dorset Police

    28 October 2020
    Dorset Police has seen a 5.1 per cent drop in recorded crime, according to new figures released today, Wednesday 28 October 2020.   Data released by the Office for National Statistics, shows the Force has continued to see a drop in overall crime. In...
  • One week left to have your say on specialist crime fighters

    28 October 2020
    Dorset residents are being reminded they have just one week left to give their thoughts on vital policing issues while finding out about the crime-fighting teams the Force works with.The survey – called Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View – is asking resi...
  • Public appeal to wanted locate man from North Dorset

    28 October 2020
    Officers are appealing for help from members of the public to locate a wanted man from North Dorset. Daniel Kellaway, aged 25, was released from prison in 2018 after serving part of a sentence for offences of possession with intent to supply a controlled...
  • Trick or treat safely this year and respect those who don’t want to be spooked

    28 October 2020
    Dorset Police are asking members of the community to respect the ‘rule of six’ both indoors and outdoors this Halloween. To help protect our emergency services and save lives, Dorset Police are asking parents, carers and Halloween fans to con...
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