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  • Update – Man due in court in connection with incident in Bournemouth

    01 March 2018
    A man is due to appear in court charged in connection with an incident in Bournemouth. At 7.22am on Saturday 3 February 2018 Dorset Police was called to reports that a woman was being held hostage at an address in Parley Road by a man allegedly armed wit...
  • Dorset Police support National Knife Amnesty

    09 February 2018
    If you’re arming yourself with a knife, scissors, screwdriver or any other bladed item in Dorset this week, drop them safely in one of our amnesty bins and face no risk of prosecution. Dorset Police is supporting Op Sceptre, a campaign led by the Home Off...
  • Update to incident in Bournemouth

    06 February 2018
    A man who was arrested following an incident in Bournemouth has been released under investigation. At 7.22am on Saturday 3 February 2018 Dorset Police was called to reports that a woman was being held hostage at an address in Parley Road by a man alleged...
  • Thank you to community after incident in Bournemouth

    03 February 2018
    Officers would like to thank the community for their support and patience during an incident in Bournemouth in which one man has been arrested. At 7.22am today, Saturday 3 February 2018, Dorset Police was called to reports that a woman was being held hos...
  • Dorset Police release figures of 2017 firearms surrender

    04 December 2017
    More than 300 firearms and ammunition were handed in to Dorset Police during a nationally held firearms surrender. The campaign, led by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service, ran for two weeks and ended last Sunday (26/11). Items surrendered to D...
  • Still time to surrender firearms to Dorset Police

    22 November 2017
    Dorset Police is urging anyone in possession of illegal or unregistered firearms and ammunition to continue to make use of its firearms surrender, which runs until midnight on Sunday 26 November. More than 100 firearms ranging from BB guns, pistols and r...
  • Dorset Police calls on the public to surrender illegal firearms

    08 November 2017
    Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police are asking the public to surrender illegally held or unwanted firearms and ammunition. The surrender period runs from 13 November until 26 November 2017. During the surrender period, those handing in firearms...
  • Update – man released without charge following reported firearms incident in Bournemouth

    06 November 2017
    A man arrested in connection with a reported firearms incident in Bournemouth has been released without charge. At 10.09am on Friday 3 November 2017 Dorset Police received a report that a man was believed to be in possession of a firearm in Bournemouth t...
  • Man arrested following reported firearms incident in Bournemouth

    03 November 2017
    A man has been arrested following a reported firearms incident in Bournemouth. At 10.09am today, Friday 3 November 2017, Dorset Police received a report that a man was believed to be in possession of a firearm in Bournemouth town centre. No threats were ...
  • Appeal for witnesses following alleged public order offence in Swanage

    27 September 2017
    Officers investigating reports of a man possessing an offensive weapon and committing a public order offence in Swanage are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At 11.30am on Saturday 23 September 2017 Dorset Police received a report of man in Cow La...
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