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  • Tribute to Dorset Police Sergeant Ian Woodward

    03 April 2020
    Tributes have been paid to serving Dorset Police Sergeant Ian Woodward who very sadly died in Bournemouth after a period of illness.Ian, who was 56 years old, died at his home just before 10am on Monday 30 March 2020.He had been unwell since Christmas and...
  • Statement about the death of a serving Dorset Police officer

    30 March 2020
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable James Vaughan has announced the very sad death of a serving police officer. He said: “I can confirm one of our serving officers sadly died at his home in Bournemouth just before 10am today, Monday 30 March 2020...
  • Appeal for information following death of woman in Bournemouth

    20 November 2019
    Detectives investigating the death of a woman at her home in Bournemouth are appealing for anyone with information or recent sightings of her to come forward. Dorset Police was called at 3.04pm on Tuesday 5 November 2019 to a report that a woman had been...
  • Tribute to Dorset Police Detective Constable Jon Hicken

    16 October 2019
    Tributes have been paid to serving Dorset Police Detective Constable Jon Hicken who very sadly died in Bournemouth on his way to work. Jon, who was 47 years old, was found unconscious in Boscombe Chine Gardens at Boscombe Pier, on the morning of Sunday 6...
  • Investigation into death of man on Portland – update

    05 August 2019
    Detectives investigating the death of a man on Portland say a witness has come forward following an appeal. Officers were called to High Street, Fortuneswell, at 5.30am yesterday, Sunday 4 August, following a request from the ambulance service for assist...
  • Witness appeal following death of man on Portland

    04 August 2019
    Detectives investigating the death of a man on Portland are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a call from the ambulance service at 5.30am today, Sunday 4 August 2019, requesting assistance with...
  • Further update – investigation into death of woman in Wareham

    31 May 2019
    A man arrested in connection with the death of a woman in Wareham has been released from bail without charge. At 2.59pm on Wednesday 29 May 2019 Dorset Police received a report from the ambulance service of the unexpected death of a woman aged in her 50s...
  • Appeal following sudden death of teenage boy in Poole

    23 April 2019
    Detectives investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a teenage boy in Poole are issuing an appeal to find a man who found him and raised the alarm. At 1.15pm on Monday 22 April 2019 the ambulance service was called to the car park at Tesco...
  • Appeal for witnesses following medical incident near Bournemouth Airport

    09 January 2019
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a cyclist sadly died following a suspected medical episode near Bournemouth Airport. At 4.48pm yesterday, Tuesday 8 January 2019, emergency services were called to a report of a cyclist who suffe...
  • Update - Investigation underway following incident in Poole

    13 July 2018
    A woman who was in a critical condition in hospital has sadly died. At 11.14am on Wednesday 11 July 2018 Dorset Police received a report from a hospital that they were concerned for the welfare of a female patient in her 40s, who had been transferred to ...
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