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Scheme prevents nearly £1 million being handed over to fraudsters

17 September 2019
A partnership involving local banks and Dorset Police has helped to prevent nearly £1 million getting into the hands of fraudsters. The banking protocol scheme sees bank staff trained to spot when someone is about to fall victim to a scam and aims ...
  • Three jailed for drugs offences in Bournemouth

    17 September 2019
    Three men have been jailed for drug offences after officers stopped a dealer and searched a property in Bournemouth. Thomas Dowell, aged 25 and of Malmesbury Park Road, Bournemouth, Devlyn Jose, 50 and of Aylesbury Road, Bournemouth, and Paul Stuart Stra...
  • Family tribute following fatal collision in West Dorset

    17 September 2019
    The family of a man who sadly died following a collision in West Dorset has issued a tribute.  Dorset Police received a report at 2.03pm on Sunday 1 September 2019 of a collision involving a silver Honda motorcycle travelling east and a black BMW 1 ...
  • CCTV appeal following theft of beauty products from store in Swanage

    17 September 2019
    Officers are asking for the public’s help to identify two female suspects believed to be responsible for the theft of beauty products from a store in Swanage. At 3.15pm on Thursday 5 September 2019 two women entered Boots in Station Road and, after...
  • Death of man in Weymouth – further update

    17 September 2019
    A 38-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of a man in Weymouth has been released from custody while enquiries continue. Dorset Police was called at 10.17am on Saturday 7 September 2019 by the ambulance service following reports of the sudde...
  • CCTV appeal following theft of cash in Bournemouth

    17 September 2019
    Officers investigating the theft of money from a cashpoint in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of two people they would like to speak to. At approximately 9.15am on Wednesday 11 September 2019 a quantity of cash was withdrawn from a cashpoint outside...
  • Update – missing Portland woman located

    16 September 2019
    Officers searching for missing Portland woman Alison Annetts are pleased to confirm she has been found safe. The 48-year-old was reported missing having last been seen at her home address at 11.30am on Sunday 15 September 2019. Following searches by off...
  • Witness appeal following potential suspicious incident in Dorchester

    16 September 2019
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was seen acting suspiciously in Dorchester town centre. At approximately 11.30pm on Tuesday 10 September 2019 a local woman aged in her 40s was walking home from Brewery Square along Weymou...
  • CCTV appeal following assault at Bournemouth store

    16 September 2019
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify a suspect following an assault on a member of staff at a Bournemouth store. At 9am on Wednesday 28 August 2019 a man entered Co-op on Tuckton Road in the Southbourne area. Due to his demeanou...
  • Appeal for witnesses following criminal damage to car in Bournemouth

    16 September 2019
    Officers investigating criminal damage to a car in Bournemouth are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Between 7pm on Friday 13 September 2019 and midday on Saturday 14 September 2019 a grey Jaguar S-Type was damaged on Pembroke Road near to the...
  • Witness appeal following burglary near Dorchester

    16 September 2019
    Officers investigating a commercial burglary near Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 11.35pm on Sunday 1 September 2019 a burglary occurred at a commercial premises off Dorchester Road in Grimston...
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