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  • Dorset Police officers to appear in ITV cocaine documentary alongside Gordon Ramsay

    16 October 2017
    Dorset Police traffic officers are to feature in an ITV documentary focusing on the impact of the international cocaine industry and how law enforcement is tackling the issue, with the two-part programme due to air on Thursday 19 October and 26 October.  ...
  • Witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision near Bere Regis

    13 October 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision near Bere Regis to come forward. At around 10.30am today, Friday 13 October 2017, a road traffic collision occurred on the A31 at the White Post junction. The collision involved a re...
  • Dorset Police to launch new scheme to help older drivers stay safe on the road

    27 September 2017
    Dorset Police is launching the ‘Older Drivers Forum’ which is designed to help keep older drivers on the road safely, for longer. The forum has received public backing by Lord Julian Fellowes and is made up of experts in road safety from across Dorset, wi...
  • Police operation targets cross-border crime in Dorset

    08 September 2017
    Officers in Dorset have been targeting criminals who commit crime across county borders in a proactive operation alongside partners over the last couple of weeks. Dorset Police's Rural Crime Team and East Dorset Neighbourhood Policing Team joined forces ...
  • Update – cyclist injured after falling from bike in Studland

    29 August 2017
    Officers investigating reports that a woman was injured after falling from her bike in Studland have been assisted by witnesses coming forward. At around 10.40pm on Saturday 12 August 2017 it was reported that a cyclist had fallen off her bike on Ferry R...
  • Dorset Police name those caught drink driving during summer campaign

    25 August 2017
    A total of 38 people have been convicted of drink driving related offences during June by Dorset Police as part of a summer crackdown.    A total of 607 breath tests were carried out by officers during the summer campaign, which ran between 1 June 2017 an...
  • Road incident in Wareham – public appeal

    17 August 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a road incident in Wareham. At around 9.40am on Monday 14 August 2017 a man was driving his Kia Picanto along Bovington Lane when two teenage boys hiding in a bush...
  • Drink driver disqualified for three years

    15 August 2017
    A drink driver who was found to be nearly four times over the legal limit more than two hours after he was arrested has been disqualified from driving for three years. Pawel Bienkowski, aged 54 and of Shelbourne Road in Bournemouth, was sentenced at Pool...
  • Dorset Police educate drivers on effective bicycle overtaking

    11 July 2017
    Operation Close Pass launched across Dorset today, which sees police targeting drivers who don’t give cyclists enough room when overtaking. Seven drivers were given roadside education over a 90 minute period in Bournemouth. Officers also issued sev...
  • Summer drink and drug driving campaign – 48 people charged

    03 July 2017
    A further 15 people have been charged with drink or drug driving offences as part of Dorset Police’s summer drink and drug driving campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth during July. A total of 48 people have been charged...
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