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Police remind young people and parents about the consequences of sexting

12 February 2018
Dorset Police, Devon & Cornwall Police and their Police and Crime Commissioners, are educating people under the age of 18 about the consequences of sexting. Sexting is the term used for the sending or receiving of sexual, naked or semi-naked images o...
  • Police appeal for public help in search for missing woman in Christchurch

    20 February 2018
    Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Lillian Ballard, who has been reported missing from the Christchurch area.   We believe Lillian, aged 87, left her home in Christchurch this morning [Tuesday 20  February].   She ...
  • Man jailed following stabbing in Poole

    20 February 2018
    A man has been jailed following a stabbing in Poole. Rory John O’Leary, aged 21 and of Belben Road in Poole, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Wednesday 14 February 2017 to a total of three years and three months in prison. He admitted c...
  • Two men sentenced for destroying bat roosts in Ferndown

    19 February 2018
    A property developer and demolition company manager who admitted destroying roosts for protected species of bats have been sentenced at court. Developer Christopher Wilson, of Avante Ltd, appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court for sentencing on Friday 16 Fe...
  • Man convicted of attempted murder in Bournemouth

    19 February 2018
    A man who slashed a teenager’s throat with a knife in Bournemouth town centre has been convicted of attempted murder. Kevin Barry Boyle, aged 60, was found guilty of the charge today, Monday 19 February 2018, following a six-day trial at Winchester...
  • Witness appeal following indecent exposure incident in Broadstone

    19 February 2018
    Officers investigating an indecent exposure incident in the Broadstone area of Poole are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At around 7.10am on Thursday 15 February 2018 a woman drove out of the car park on Grange Road when she saw a man indecently...
  • Witness appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Poole

    19 February 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fail-to-stop collision in Poole. At approximately 3.30pm on Monday 12 February 2018 a 16-year-old local boy riding a moped was stopped at the junction of Ringwood Road and Rossmore Road wai...
  • Update – Witness appeal following reported assault in Weymouth

    16 February 2018
    A man has been arrested in connection with a reported assault in Weymouth. At around 5.10pm on Sunday 24 December 2017 Dorset Police was called to reports of a disturbance in King Street. Officers attended and found two injured men outside the Eats and ...
  • Appeal for information after man found with head injury in Lyme Regis

    16 February 2018
    Detectives are appealing for information from the public after a man was found with a head injury in Lyme Regis. Shortly before 9am yesterday, Thursday 15 February 2018, Dorset Police received a report that a man had presented at Lyme Bay Medical Practic...
  • Update - Investigation launched following reported stabbing incident in Bournemouth

    16 February 2018
    A man is due to appear in court today charged in connection with an alleged stabbing incident in Bournemouth town centre. Dorset Police was called at 6.35am on Thursday 15 February 2018 to reports of a disturbance at an address in Old Christchurch Road. ...
  • Update - appeal to find missing man from Bournemouth

    15 February 2018
    Officers searching for a missing vulnerable man from Bournemouth can confirm he has been found safe. Derek Mcdouall, aged 87, was reported missing after he left Sunrise care home on Poole Road to go for a walk at around 5pm today, Thursday 15 February 20...
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