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  • Investigation launched following death of man in Weymouth

    12 October 2021
    Detectives have launched an investigation into the death of a man in Weymouth - with one man arrested. At around 12.20pm on Monday 11 October 2021 officers received a report from the ambulance service of the sudden death of a man aged in his 50s at an ad...
  • Man given hospital order following death of a woman at a Bournemouth hotel

    02 June 2021
    A man has been sentenced after admitting to killing a woman at a hotel in Bournemouth. Stephen Cole, 32 and of Bournemouth, appeared at Winchester Crown Court and admitted a charge of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility on Tuesday 4 ...
  • Further update in relation to North Dorset murder investigation – man charged

    11 April 2021
    A man has been charged and is due to appear in court in connection with a murder investigation in North Dorset. Dorset Police received a report at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 raising concern for the welfare of the occupants of an address in Higher L...
  • Update in relation to North Dorset murder investigation

    09 April 2021
    Detectives investigating an incident at an address near Gillingham where a man died and a woman was critically injured are issuing an update. Dorset Police received a report at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 raising concern for the welfare of the occup...
  • Murder investigation launched following incident at address near Gillingham

    07 April 2021
    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died and a woman was critically injured at an address near Gillingham - with one man arrested. Dorset Police received a report at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 raising concern for the welfare...
  • Update – investigation following the death of two people in Weymouth and Portland

    03 April 2021
    Detectives investigating the circumstances of the deaths of a woman in Weymouth and a man on Portland are issuing an update. Dorset Police was called at 5.40pm on Thursday 1 April 2021 by the ambulance service to a report that a woman had been found inju...
  • Investigation launched following the death of two people in Weymouth and Portland

    02 April 2021
    Detectives have launched an investigation into the circumstances of the deaths of a woman in Weymouth and a man on Portland. Dorset Police was called at 5.40pm on Thursday 1 April 2021 by the ambulance service to a report that a woman had been found inju...
  • Witness appeal following sudden death in Bournemouth

    23 March 2021
    Detectives investigating a sudden death of a man after an alleged assault in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward - with one man being arrested. At 8.20pm on Monday 22 March 2021 Dorset Police was made aware ...
  • Update in relation to sudden death in Bournemouth

    23 March 2021
    Detectives investigating the sudden death of a man following a reported altercation in Bournemouth are issuing an update. At 8.20pm on Monday 22 March 2021 Dorset Police was made aware by the ambulance service of a sudden death at an address in Malvern R...
  • Man found not guilty following the death of a family member in Bournemouth

    11 February 2021
    A man has been found not guilty of manslaughter by reason of insanity following the death of a family member in Bournemouth. Giuseppe Vittorio Stefano Zerega, 31 and of Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth, was found not guilty at Winchester Crown Court ...

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