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  • #KnivesRuinLives reminder as legislation bans the possession of dangerous items in private

    14 July 2021
    Dorset Police is reminding the public of the dangers of carrying knives as new legislation come into effect. Changes to legislation brought about by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 mean that from Wednesday 14 July 2021 all weapons banned in public by the ...
  • Witness appeal following report of incident involving weapons in Bridport

    11 June 2021
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a report of a group of people in possession of weapons in Bridport. Dorset Police was called at 2.15pm on Thursday 10 June 2021 to a report of a group of three men ...
  • Witness appeal following reported affray in Weymouth

    07 June 2021
    Officers investigating an alleged incident of affray in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at around 3.45am on Friday 4 June 2021 that a person was in possession of a knife nea...
  • Charges following alleged shooting incident near Dorchester

    11 May 2021
    Detectives investigating a reported shooting incident near Dorchester involving a BB gun have arrested and charged two people. Dorset Police was called at 9pm on Sunday 9 May 2021 by the ambulance service to a report that a man had been shot with a BB gu...
  • Update in relation to report of man with hammer in Poole

    03 March 2021
    A man arrested in connection with a report of possessing an offensive weapon in Poole will face no further police action. At around 2.20pm on Thursday 28 January 2021 it was reported that a man was on the High Street in possession of a claw hammer. It wa...
  • Witness appeal following report of man with hammer in Poole

    03 February 2021
    Officers investigating a report that a man was in possession of an offensive weapon in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 2.20pm on Thursday 28 January 2021 it was reported that a man was on the High S...
  • Witness appeal following reports of a man with a knife in Weymouth

    29 July 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following reports of a confrontation in Weymouth involving a man with a knife. At around 12.30am on Saturday 25 July 2020 officers were called to Douglas Road where a party was taking place inside an a...
  • Update - CCTV appeal to identify man reportedly carrying a knife in Bournemouth

    01 October 2019
    Officers investigating an incident in which someone was reportedly seen to carry a knife into a Bournemouth fast food restaurant say a man has come forward and been interviewed.At around 9.55pm on Friday 13 September 2019 it was reported a man walked into...
  • Witness appeal following reported firearm incident in Poole

    14 September 2019
    Officers investigating a reported firearm incident in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 7pm on Wednesday 11 September 2019 Dorset Police received a report from a member of the public of a man pulling ...
  • Dorset Police releases results of 2019 firearms and ammunition surrender

    06 August 2019
    82 items were handed in to Dorset Police during the firearms and ammunition surrender which ran from 20 July - 4 August this year. The national campaign, instigated by the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS), was supported by other forces a...
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