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  • 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...
  • Update – witness appeal following report of shots fired in Bournemouth

    21 August 2017
    Five men arrested in connection with reported shots fired in Bournemouth have been released under investigation. At 12.30am on Sunday 20 August 2017 Dorset Police received a report that two men attended a property on Wimborne Road and woke up the occupan...
  • Witness appeal following report of shots fired in Bournemouth

    20 August 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following reports of shots fired at a property in Bournemouth. At 12.30am today, Sunday 20 August 2017, Dorset Police received a report that two men attended a property on Wimborne Road and woke up t...
  • Update: Teenage girl allegedly threatened in Christchurch

    26 June 2017
    A man arrested in connection with reportedly threatening a teenage girl with a gun has been released without charge. It was alleged that at around 5.30pm on Tuesday 6 June 2017 a girl was threatened by a man as she walked her dogs along a bridleway off B...
  • Update: Witness appeal after teenage girl allegedly threatened in Christchurch

    08 June 2017
    A man arrested in connection with reportedly threatening a teenage girl with a gun has been released under investigation. It is alleged that at around 5.30pm on Tuesday 6 June 2017 a girl was threatened by a man as she walked her dogs along a bridleway o...
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