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Dorset Police Chief Constable Debbie Simpson to retire

12 January 2018
Dorset Police has announced that Chief Constable Debbie Simpson is to retire this year. The Chief Constable took up her current position five years ago, after working as Deputy Chief Constable for the Force and following time at Devon & Cornwall Poli...
  • Appeal for good Samaritan to come forward after Bournemouth street robbery

    19 January 2018
    Detectives investigating a street robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for a good Samaritan who came to the victim's aid to come forward. The incident happened at around 9pm on Wednesday 17 January 2018 on Christchurch Road near the junction with Wharncl...
  • Update – two charged in connection with reported aggravated burglary in Bournemouth.

    18 January 2018
    Two men have been charged in connection with an alleged aggravated burglary in Bournemouth. At around 3.55am on Monday 9 October 2017 Dorset Police received a report that two men had entered a flat in Meyrick Park Crescent through an unlocked door. It w...
  • Witness appeal following incident involving a cyclist in Wool

    18 January 2018
    Officers investigating an incident involving a cyclist in Wool are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Between 5.45am and 6.15am on Wednesday 17 January 2018 a woman aged in her 50s was walking along Woolbridge Lane in the direction of...
  • UPDATE: Missing 10-year-old girl from Poole found safe and well

    17 January 2018
    Officers searching for missing 10-year-old Chloe Rosenberg are pleased to say she has been found safe and well. Chloe went missing from her home in Upton Road at around 5.55pm today, Wednesday 17 January 2018. Searches were carried out in Poole and Bou...
  • Appeal for information following sheep worrying incident near Swanage

    17 January 2018
    Officers are appealing for information from the public after an incident of sheep worrying near Swanage. At around 1.10pm on Sunday 14 January 2018 Dorset Police received a report of an incident involving a light brown dog chasing sheep in the area of Hi...
  • Dorset Police ask; "could your enquiry be answered by NED?"

    18 January 2018
    Do you have issues with parking? Noisy neighbours? Concerned with an animal’s welfare? Not sure who to contact… Then AskNED – the non-emergency directory. Dorset Police has launched a new online knowledgebase designed to help the publ...
  • Witness appeal after serious road traffic collision in Poole

    17 January 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Poole. At approximately 9.05am on Tuesday 16 January 2018 a collision occurred on Tollerford Road between a silver Renault Clio, a silver Audi A8 and a green Ford Fiesta. ...
  • Next of kin appeal – Thomas Jones

    16 January 2018
    The coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a man who died in Poole. Thomas Bedlington Jones, who was 88 years old, died at his home address in Crescent Road on Thursday 14 December 2017. The coroner is maki...
  • Witness appeal following indecent exposure in Bournemouth

    16 January 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an indecent exposure incident in Bournemouth. Sometime between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 11 January 2018 a woman walked along Queens Park Avenue in the town close to the junction with Queens Pa...
  • CCTV appeal following attempted knifepoint robbery in Christchurch

    16 January 2018
    Detectives investigating an attempted knifepoint robbery at a convenience store in Christchurch are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. At 8.35pm yesterday, Monday 15 January 2018, a man entered the Nisa store in Marlow Drive and approached a member of ...
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