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  • Concern for welfare of fisherman in Bournemouth – public appeal

    09 October 2020
    Officers are appealing for information from the public after concern was raised for the welfare of a fisherman seen on the beach in Bournemouth. Dorset Police received a report at 9.25am on Friday 9 October 2020 raising concern for a man who had been see...
  • Update - concern for welfare following item found on Canford Cliffs beach

    03 October 2020
    Officers searching for the owner of a note found on Canford Cliffs beach in Poole say they have been identified and found to be safe. The discovery was made by a member of public shortly before 11.19am on Saturday 3 October 2020 underneath a rock at the ...
  • Paper girl’s action saves the life of an elderly man

    18 September 2020
    A ‘paper girl’ from Christchurch has been given a special recognition award by Dorset Police for making a life-saving call after noticing something out of the ordinary when delivering the paper to an elderly man’s home. On Tuesday 15 Se...
  • Update – CCTV appeal following incident in Weymouth

    21 March 2019
    Detectives investigating a possible sexual offence in Weymouth say a man has come forward. At around 4am on Sunday 17 March 2019 Dorset Police was alerted to a concern for welfare of a woman on the beach in the vicinity of The Boat Café opposite T...
  • Witness appeal after woman found with injuries in Christchurch

    24 December 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a woman was found with injuries in Christchurch. At 2.15pm today, Monday 24 December 2018, Dorset Police was called by the ambulance service to the car park at the R...
  • Update after woman found with injuries in Christchurch

    24 December 2018
    Detectives investigating how an elderly woman sustained injuries in Christchurch are issuing an update. At 2.15pm today, Monday 24 December 2018, Dorset Police was called by the ambulance service to the car park at the Royal British Legion on Bargates af...
  • Investigation launched following death of man off Portland

    10 September 2017
    An investigation is underway following the death of a man who was pulled from the sea off Portland. At 12.45pm today, Sunday 10 September 2017, Dorset Police was contacted by HM Coastguard following reports that they had rescued a man from the water nea...
  • UPDATE: Man found with stab wounds in Bournemouth

    17 May 2017
    Detectives investigating how a man sustained stab wounds in Bournemouth have issued an update. Police received a report from the ambulance service at around 11.40am on Thursday 27 April 2017 that a man had been found injured in an alleyway between Manor ...
  • UPDATE: Request for public help after report of paraglider out of control

    08 May 2017
    A paraglider who was reported to have been out of control in Gillingham has contacted officers to say he is safe and well. At 9.48pm on Sunday 7 May 2017 Dorset Police received a call from a concerned member of the public. Around 30 minutes earlier he h...
  • Request for public help after report of paraglider out of control

    07 May 2017
    Officers are searching in Gillingham after a report of a paraglider being out of control and coming down and are asking anyone with information to come forward. At 9.48pm on Sunday 7 May 2017 Dorset Police received a call from a concerned member of the p...
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