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Man convicted of manslaughter following stabbing in Bournemouth

05 August 2020
A man has been found guilty of manslaughter following the death of a 20-year-old man in Bournemouth. Jamie Frank Higgs, aged 19 and of Windsor Road in Bournemouth, was convicted on Wednesday 5 August 2020 of the manslaughter of Kai Archer following a 12...
  • Update following serious road traffic incident in Gillingham

    06 August 2020
    A pedestrian involved in a road traffic incident in Gillingham has very sadly died as a result of his injuries. At approximately 2.45pm on Monday 13 July 2020 officers were called to a report of a collision involving a Ford Fiesta and a pedestrian in a c...
  • Agencies prepared for crowds and very hot weather this weekend

    06 August 2020
    Partner agencies across Dorset are encouraging people to enjoy Dorset safely this weekend, as temperatures are expected to reach highs of around 27 degrees Celsius.  Measures are in place to cope with additional demand which could be placed on counc...
  • Police urge people to be respectful and protect our beautiful counties

    04 August 2020
    Visitors and local residents alike are reminded to take their rubbish home with them, respect social distancing rules and not to use disposable barbecues, in an effort to protect Dorset for everyone. During the summer months some of the area’s bea...
  • Update in relation to reported serious assault in Bournemouth

    06 August 2020
    A man has come forward following a CCTV appeal in relation to a reported serious assault in Bournemouth. The incident occurred at around 10.15pm on Tuesday 7 July 2020 in the Kings Park area. It was reported that a man aged in his 20s had been assaulted ...
  • Body found in search for missing woman from Dorchester

    05 August 2020
    Officers searching for a woman who went missing from Dorchester have very sadly found a body. Laura Dodon, 43, was reported missing on Monday 27 July 2020 after failing to contact her family. She had last been seen by family members in Weymouth on Tuesda...
  • Witness appeal following serious injury road traffic incident on Portland

    05 August 2020
    Officers investigating a serious injury road traffic incident on Portland are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. At around 1.45pm on Tuesday 4 August 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of an incident i...
  • CCTV appeal following hate crime incident in Bournemouth

    05 August 2020
    Officers investigating a racially aggravated public order incident in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. At around 1.15pm on Tuesday 14 July 2020 a man entered an office building on Richmond Hill and asked about ge...
  • Appeal for witnesses following criminal damage in Purbeck

    05 August 2020
    Officers investigating criminal damage to a car in Purbeck are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Between 10am and 3.45pm on Saturday 1 August 2020 damage was caused to a white Dacia Sandero that was parked on Ferry Road ...
  • Police urge people to be respectful and protect our beautiful county

    05 August 2020
    Visitors and local residents alike are reminded to take their rubbish home with them, respect social distancing rules and not to use disposable barbecues, in an effort to protect Dorset for everyone. During the summer months some of the area’s beau...
  • Update – four due in court in connection with reported assaults in Bournemouth

    05 August 2020
    Four men are due to appear in court in connection with a number of reported assaults in Bournemouth. The incidents occurred during the early hours of Sunday 31 August 2019. It was reported that at around 2.40am a man was hit over the head with a bottle i...
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