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  • Investigation into disappearance of Gaia Pope - update

    14 November 2017
    Detectives investigating the disappearance of Swanage teenager Gaia Pope have released a woman under investigation. Gaia, 19 and from Langton Matravers, was staying at an address in Swanage when she disappeared on the afternoon of Tuesday 7 November 2017...
  • Arrests made following disappearance of Swanage teenager

    13 November 2017
    Detectives have arrested two people following the disappearance of Swanage teenager Gaia Pope, with searches ongoing to locate her. Gaia, 19 and from Langton Matravers, was staying at an address in Swanage when she disappeared on the afternoon of Tuesday...
  • Public appeal following death of a man in Shaftesbury

    06 November 2017
    Detectives investigating the death of a man in Shaftesbury have made two arrests. On Tuesday 17 October 2017 the ambulance service was called to an address in Lane Side following reports that a local man had suffered a cardiac arrest. Sadly the 46-year-...
  • UPDATE: Guy Hedger murder investigation - further arrest made

    20 October 2017
    A man arrested in connection with the Guy Hedger murder inquiry has been released under investigation. On Thursday 19 October 2017 a 40-year-old man from Poole was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary. He was released under i...
  • Guy Hedger murder investigation - further arrest made

    19 October 2017
    Detectives have made another arrest in the Guy Hedger murder investigation. This afternoon, Thursday 19 October 2017, a 40-year-old man from Poole was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and is currently assisting officers w...
  • UPDATE - Investigation into death of woman at Bestival

    12 September 2017
    Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the death of a woman at Bestival. Officers at the event were alerted just before 1amon Monday 11 September 2017 to reports of a concern for welfare of a woman who had attended thefestival at Lulwort...
  • Investigation into death of woman at Bestival - further update

    12 September 2017
    A man who was arrested in relation to the death of a woman at Bestival has been released under investigation. Officers at the event were alerted just before 1am on Monday 11 September 2017 to reports of a concern for welfare for a woman who had attended ...
  • Parts of a weapon found in Guy Hedger murder investigation

    04 September 2017
    Detectives searching for the weapon involved in the alleged murder of Guy Hedger have recovered parts of a sawn-off shotgun in the Canford Magna area of Wimborne. Following police enquiries, searches were carried out from Friday 25 August to Monday 28 Au...
  • Guy Hedger murder investigation – searches for weapon in Bournemouth and Wimborne

    25 August 2017
    Detectives investigating the alleged murder of Guy Hedger will be carrying out searches of the Slades Farm area of Bournemouth and the Canford Magna area of Wimborne in a bid to find the weapon involved. Following police enquiries, searches will be carri...
  • Man convicted of the manslaughter of Ryan Merna in Poole

    08 August 2017
    A man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Ryan Merna. Paul Robert Taylor, 50 and of no fixed abode, was convicted today, Tuesday 8 August 2017, following a 16-day trial at Winchester Crown Court. He was found guilty of manslaughter on the groun...
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