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  • Public appeal following suspicious letters to childminders in Dorset

    08 April 2017
    Detectives investigating incidents in which threatening letters have been sent to childminders in Dorset are issuing advice to the public. Dorset Police has received a number of separate reports from registered childminders working in East and North Dors...
  • Witness appeal after a woman was approached by man in Bournemouth

    07 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was approached by an unknown man in Bournemouth. At around 1am today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, a 19-year-old Bournemouth woman was walking alone along Lansdowne Road when she was grabbed from behind aroun...
  • Dedicated rural and town neighbourhood policing comes to North Dorset

    17 February 2017
    Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) in North Dorset are being restructured to better meet the differing needs of rural and town areas. Previously, the teams were organised based on location alone and covered both the town and rural areas of Gillingham, S...
  • Mother and son sentenced for perverting the course of justice

    06 February 2017
    A mother and son have been sentenced for lying during a police investigation into the death of a man at a Poole holiday park. Samantha Mitchell, 58, and Jamie Alan Mitchell, 35, were sentenced at Winchester Crown Court today, Monday 6 February 2017, afte...
  • Dorset Police works with prison service to tackle trafficking of contraband

    23 December 2016
    Dorset Police has staged an operation to prevent illegal drugs and mobile phones from entering HMP Guys Marsh in Shaftesbury. The joint operation by Dorset Police and HM Prison Service took place today, Friday 23 December 2016, and is one of a number tha...
  • Do you want to be a 101 & 999 call taker/radio operator?

    23 September 2016
    Dorset Police has launched recruitment for those considering a unique career as a 101 & 999 call taker/radio operator. From the Force Command Centre based in Dorset Police’s Headquarters at Winfrith, teams of 101 and 999 call takers and radio o...
  • Man arrested following CCTV appeal

    30 August 2016
    Detectives in Bournemouth have arrested a man in connection with a suspicious incident in the town following a CCTV appeal. Police received reports of a man acting suspiciously toward customers in Tesco on Riverside Avenue at around 5pm on Monday 1 Augus...
  • Notification of movement of a police escorted abnormal load

    17 August 2016
    An abnormal load will be travelling with a police escort tomorrow, Thursday 18 August 2016, from the A31 at Ringwood to Brittany Ferries at the docks in Poole. The transport of a 39m long boat will start at 10am and continue along the A31, A350 and B3068...
  • Man due in court for perverting the course of justice

    16 August 2016
    A 51-year-old man from Shaftesbury is due to appear in court charged with perverting the course of justice. The charge relates to a series of acts which are alleged to have taken place between Wednesday 16 March and Thursday 5 May 2016. The man is alleg...
  • Large rock fall reported at West Bay

    16 August 2016
    A large rock fall has occurred at West Bay this evening, Tuesday 16 August 2016. The rock fall happened at the East Cliff side of West Bay at around 7.40pm today. Police, along with colleagues from the ambulance, coastguard, fire service and the local a...
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