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  • Joint agency witness appeal following reported dangerous use of speed boat in Wareham and Poole Harbour

    15 September 2020
    The Marine Policing Team and Poole Harbour Commissioners are appealing for witnesses to come forward after complaints were received of a motor vessel travelling at excessive speed, causing danger to other water users in the River Frome in Wareham and in P...
  • Please book ahead and respect Dorset as the Bank holiday get away begins

    27 August 2020
    Tourists coming to Dorset are being urged to plan ahead and respect communities across the region as the Bank Holiday weekend getaway begins. Many thousands of visitors, some already in the region, are expected to be residing in the county over the three...
  • Agencies prepared for crowds and very hot weather this weekend

    06 August 2020
    Partner agencies across Dorset are encouraging people to enjoy Dorset safely this weekend, as temperatures are expected to reach highs of around 27 degrees Celsius. Measures are in place to cope with additional demand which could be placed on councils, t...
  • Message to communities and visitors – enjoy the warm weather safely

    29 July 2020
    Dorset Police is urging people to enjoy the warm weather expected in the coming days in a safe and responsible way as it steps up preparations to cope with the increased demand on its service. The Force has already seen an increase in demand recently, wi...
  • Communities and visitors urged to enjoy summer holidays in Dorset safely

    16 July 2020
    Partner agencies in Dorset are urging communities and visitors to the county to enjoy the summer holidays safely. With the school summer term due to finish for many this week, councils, emergency services and other organisations have been busy preparing ...
  • Renewed appeal after woman found injured in Gillingham

    09 June 2020
    Detectives are renewing their appeal for information in relation to an incident where a woman was found injured in Gillingham and have identified potential witnesses they would like to speak to. Dorset Police received a report at 12.05am on Saturday 30 M...
  • Statement following the death of George Floyd

    04 June 2020
    Dorset Police's Chief Constable James Vaughan has issued a statement to the county's communities following the death of George Floyd in America.He said: "The death of George Floyd has left his family, loved ones and friends devastated and heartbroken. Com...
  • Appeal for witnesses following medical incident near Christchurch

    03 June 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward after a cyclist sadly died following a suspected medical episode at Hurn near Christchurch. At 2.50pm on Sunday 24 May 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report ...
  • Witness appeal after woman found injured in Gillingham

    01 June 2020
    Detectives investigating an incident where a woman was found injured in Gillingham are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 12.05am on Saturday 30 May 2020 that a woman had been found ...
  • Public urged to avoid the area at Durdle Door in Purbeck

    30 May 2020
    Officers are appealing to the public to stay away from Durdle Door in Purbeck as emergency services are in attendance to deal with a number of casualties. Dorset Police was called at 3.43pm on Saturday 30 May 2020 to a report of concern for the safety of...
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