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  • Dorset Police support Hate Crime Awareness Week

    13 October 2017
    Dorset Police is supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week as part of its commitment to increase reporting and tackle these crimes. The week runs from 14 – 21 October 2017. Hate crime is defined as any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim, or an...
  • Witness appeal following racial abuse incident in Highcliffe

    28 September 2017
    Officers investigating an incident in which a woman was racially abused in Highcliffe are appealing for information from the public. Sometime between 9.30pm and 9.45pm on Tuesday 26 September 2017 a woman was walking along Lymington Road close to the Co-...
  • Witness appeal after racially-aggravated criminal damage in Bournemouth

    28 June 2017
    Dorset Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of racially-aggravated criminal damage in Bournemouth. Officers discovered that offensive graffiti targeted at the Polish community had been sprayed across the Riviera Pub on Christchurch Roa...
  • Witness appeal after teenage girls racially abused in Shaftesbury

    31 March 2017
    Officers in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses to come forward after four teenage girls were racially abused in the town. The incident happened at around 3.10pm on Tuesday 28 March 2017 along Barton Hill. A man walking along the opposite side of th...
  • Dorset Police joins forces with Tell MAMA to support victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes

    26 January 2017
    An awareness event was held in partnership with Bournemouth University to bring together police, partners and the community to develop a better understanding of anti-Muslim hate crime and the impact it has on Dorset communities. Dorset Police has signed ...
  • Prejudice Free Dorset host the second annual hate crime conference

    11 October 2016
    On Monday 10 October, Prejudice Free Dorset held their second annual hate crime conference to challenge prejudice and celebrate difference. In support of Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016, Dorset Police, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and p...
  • Witness appeal after religiously aggravated incident in Bournemouth

    16 August 2016
    Police in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information following a religiously aggravated incident toward a couple in Boscombe. The incident happened at around 8pm on Sunday 14 August 2016 on the 1C Yellow Bus that was driving alon...
  • Dorset Police joins in displays of unity at One World Festival

    08 August 2016
    On Saturday 6 August, Dorset Police took part in the Dorset One World Festival in Dorchester, joining in the celebrations that brought people of all cultures together. Officers from the Dorchester Neighbourhood Policing Team and three Equality Champions ...
  • Dorset Police will not tolerate hate crime

    29 June 2016
    Since the referendum result on the status of British membership of the European Union was announced last Friday 24 June, Dorset Police has seen no related increase in reports of hate crime as compared to the same period last year. Dorset Police would lik...
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