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December 2016  

  • Dorset police constable receives Queen’s Police Medal Honour

    30 December 2016
    Police Constable Chris Smith has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Police Medal by Her Majesty The Queen as part of her New Year’s Honours due to his passion and endless energy for road safety. PC Smith joined Dorset Police in 1999 after t...
  • Road closure following serious road traffic collision near Lytchett Matravers

    30 December 2016
    The A35 has been closed near Lytchett Matravers following a serious road traffic collision and motorists are asked to avoid the area. At 1.45pm on Friday 30 December 2016 officers were called to a two vehicle collision at Morden Park Corner. A road clos...
  • Witness appeal after fatal collision near Lytchett Matravers

    30 December 2016
    Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision near Lytchett Matravers. At 1.45pm on Friday 30 December 2016 emergency services were called to a two vehicle serious injury collisi...
  • Renewed appeal for witnesses after Bournemouth burglary

    29 December 2016
    Detectives are renewing their appeal for witnesses after a woman was burgled in Bournemouth - with an image of a stolen ring being released. The incident happened at around 10pm on Thursday 22 December 2016 at a property on Richmond Park Crescent when th...
  • Protect yourself and your new devices from cyber-crime this festive season

    29 December 2016
    Whether you have got a new gadget for Christmas or you are taking part in the festive sales, Dorset Police is reminding you to stay safe online as part of this year’s Christmas campaign. There are many opportunities offered by the internet, parti...
  • 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...
  • Witness appeal following distraction burglary in Poole

    23 December 2016
    Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to find a man responsible for a distraction theft in Poole. At around 1.30pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 a man knocked on the door of an address in Heath Avenue claiming that he was from the council ...
  • Witness appeal after Bournemouth burglary

    23 December 2016
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was burgled in Bournemouth. The incident happened at around 10pm on Thursday 22 December 2016 at a property on Richmond Park Crescent when the woman heard a knock at her door. She opened the ...
  • Christmas drink and drug drive campaign – woman charged

    23 December 2016
    A woman has been charged with a drink driving offence as part of Dorset Police's Christmas drink and drug drive campaign. The 19-year-old of Poole was charged on Thursday 22 December 2016 with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit and is...
  • Witness appeal after fail-to-stop collision in Poole

    22 December 2016
    Officers in Poole are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was hit by a car that failed to stop at the scene. The incident happened at around 9.07pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 on a pedestrian crossing in Herbert Avenue, outside St Aldhelm's Acade...
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