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  • Appeal for information following reports of raptor persecution in North and East Dorset

    21 September 2020
    Dorset Police has been working alongside Natural England and the RSPB following two raptor persecution incidents in North and East Dorset. Raptor persecution - which is one of the UK wildlife crime priorities and involves birds of prey - includes poisoni...
  • Witness appeal after swan killed in Poole

    21 September 2020
    Officers investigating an incident where a swan was shot in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 8.47am on Monday 21 September 2020 that a swan had been shot by an arrow near to ...
  • Appeal for information after cat killed in Weymouth

    16 September 2020
    Officers investigating an incident where a cat was killed in Weymouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report that a cat had been found dead in Wyke Oliver Road in Preston at around 6.20am on Saturday 5 ...
  • Update - appeal following reported animal cruelty incident in Bournemouth

    11 September 2020
    Officers investigating an alleged animal cruelty incident in Bournemouth say no further police action will be taken against an arrested woman. Dorset Police was called at 8.13pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020 to a report of concern for the welfare of a woma...
  • Appeal for information after woman bitten by dog in Bournemouth

    24 August 2020
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a woman was bitten by a dog in Bournemouth. The incident occurred at around 4.45pm on Saturday 15 August 2020 in the Iford Playing Fields off Iford Lane. The victim was walking nea...
  • Appeal following dog bite incident in Poole

    14 August 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a dog bite incident in Poole. At around 7am on Sunday 9 August 2020 the victim - a man aged in his 30s and from Saffron Walden in Essex - was running through Ham Common and had just reached t...
  • Marine operation sees agencies join forces on the water

    07 August 2020
    Dorset Police and partner agencies got together for a day of action on land and sea along Dorset’s coastline on Saturday 1 August 2020, following increasing concerns about speeding watercraft. Police joined officers from Poole Harbour Commissioners...
  • Update - appeal for information following reported dog bite incident in Blandford

    03 August 2020
    A woman has come forward following a reported dog bite incident in Blandford. On Wednesday 15 July 2020 it is alleged that the victim - a man aged in his 70s - was walking his dog at Milldown Nature Reserve when he came across a Golden Retriever with a w...
  • Appeal for information after man bitten by dog in Ferndown

    22 July 2020
    Officers are appealing for information after an elderly man was bitten by a dog in Ferndown. At around 2pm on Saturday 11 July 2020 the victim - a man aged in his 70s - was walking along Dane Drive when two boys with two dogs were walking in the opposite...
  • Appeal for information after woman bitten by dog in Ferndown

    15 June 2020
    Officers are appealing for information to help identify the owner of a dog that bit a woman in Ferndown. The victim, aged in her 40s, was jogging on Poor Common at around 10.45am on Sunday 7 June 2020 and was near to the Heathlands Avenue entrance when s...
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