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  • CCTV appeal following theft by finding and fraudulent card use in Bournemouth

    05 June 2020
    Officers investigating the theft by finding and fraudulent use of bank cards in Bournemouth are issuing CCTV images of two people they would like to speak to. The victim lost his wallet between 7pm on Friday 24 April and 5.10am on Saturday 25 April 2020....
  • Public appeal in search for missing Bournemouth man

    04 June 2020
    Officers searching for a man who went missing from his home in Bournemouth are appealing for help from the public to find him. At 9.15pm on Thursday 4 June 2020 Dorset Police received a report raising concern for the welfare of Ian McInerney, aged 59, wh...
  • Reminder for the public to act responsibly as demand on policing in Dorset increases

    05 June 2020
    Dorset Police is reminding the public to take personal responsibility for their own actions as demand on the county’s resources continues to increase despite the COVID-19 restrictions.The major incidents that occurred at Durdle Door, coupled with the huge...
  • Image appeal following robbery in Christchurch

    05 June 2020
    Officers investigating a robbery in Christchurch are issuing an image of a stolen watch and appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Between 2pm and 2.30pm on Saturday 23 May 2020 the victim, a man aged in his 70s, was standing near to the ...
  • Appeal for information after theft and criminal damage incident in Poole

    05 June 2020
    Officers investigating an incident of criminal damage and subsequent theft in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.Some time between Saturday 23 May and Sunday 24 May 2020 a beach hut on Shore Road near to the Jazz Café was brok...
  • Safety measures introduced at Durdle Door following major incident

    05 June 2020
    Representatives from Dorset Council, Dorset Police, Lulworth Estate and South West Ambulance Trust met on Friday 5 June 2020 to agree a joined up approach in managing visitor numbers to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door beaches ahead of the weekend. Followin...
  • Update – appeal following reported theft in Poole

    05 June 2020
    A boy has been arrested in connection with the reported theft of an electric mountain bike in Poole. It is alleged that at around 10.30am on Friday 22 May 2020 a bike had been stolen from where it was secured outside W E Boone’s hardware store on t...
  • Witness appeal following assault in Poole

    05 June 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following an assault in Poole. At around 2.15pm on Friday 29 May 2020 the victim - a 16-year-old girl - was skateboarding along Poole Quay when a man approached her from behi...
  • Statement following the death of George Floyd

    04 June 2020
    Dorset Police's Chief Constable James Vaughan has issued a statement to the county's communities following the death of George Floyd in America.He said: "The death of George Floyd has left his family, loved ones and friends devastated and heartbroken. Com...
  • Dorset calls on people to ‘respect our communities’

    04 June 2020
    Organisations across Dorset are yet again urging people who are visiting Dorset and those that live here to think carefully about where they are going and if it is safe to do so. If it is busy and social distancing can’t be maintained, then people...
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