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  • Photo appeal after girl bitten by dog on Weymouth beach

    19 October 2018
    Officers are issuing photos of two people they would like to speak to after a six-year-old girl was bitten by a dog on Weymouth beach. The girl was with her family playing on the beach near to the Pavilion at around 3.30pm on Thursday 30 August 2018. A ...
  • Further update – investigation into death of man near Blandford

    19 October 2018
    One of two men arrested in connection with the death of a man at a farm near Blandford has been released from under investigation. At 8.25pm on Friday 28 September 2018 Dorset Police received a report that a 25-year-old local man had sustained serious in...
  • Witness appeal following theft of metal in Weymouth

    19 October 2018
    Officers investigating the theft of metal from a construction site in Weymouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. It was reported that a large amount of scrap wire and lead had been taken from a construction site at Newton’s...
  • Witness appeal following knifepoint robbery in Shaftesbury

    18 October 2018
    Detectives have launched an investigation into a knifepoint robbery at a store in Shaftesbury and are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At around 6.10am today, Thursday 18 October 2018, Dorset Police received a report of a robbery at the Co-Op sto...
  • Dorset follows national trend as figures show a rise in crime

    18 October 2018
    Dorset has seen an eight per cent increase in reported crime, according to the statistics released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the 12 month period until June 2018. The rise in reported crime in the county compares to a national ...
  • Over £23,000 of drugs and cash have been seized in a week of action against ‘county line’ drug dealing networks in Dorset

    18 October 2018
    Between the 8 and 14 October Dorset Police and partner agencies began a period of intensive law enforcement activity focusing on reducing county lines networks operating within Dorset.   County lines is the name given to urban drug dealers expanding their...
  • Update - photo appeal after reported burglary in Bournemouth

    18 October 2018
    A man has come forward following a photo appeal issued in connection with a reported burglary in Bournemouth. The incident happened on Saturday 1 September 2018 when the victims - two women aged in their 20s - left the address of one of the women in Lowt...
  • Reported careless driving incident in Wareham – case due at court

    17 October 2018
    A man has been issued with a postal requisition in connection with an alleged careless driving incident in Wareham. At 6.11pm on Friday 6 April 2018 a Nissan Navara was seen being driven from South Street into Trinity Lane in what was reported to be a ca...
  • Witness appeal following fatal collision on A35 Puddletown bypass

    17 October 2018
    Officers investigating a fatal road traffic collision on the A35 Puddletown bypass are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage of the incident to come forward. At around 7.30pm on Tuesday 16 October 2018 a collision occurred on the eas...
  • Update – public appeal in search for missing Christchurch woman

    16 October 2018
    Officers searching for missing Christchurch woman Glynis Ellens are pleased to confirm she has been located. Glynis, aged 70, was reported missing after she was last seen at her home address at around 7.30pm on Tuesday 16 October 2018. She has now been ...
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