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  • Witness appeal following alleged assault in Shaftesbury

    31 March 2020
    Officers investigating an alleged assault on a Police Community Support Officer in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 2.15pm on Monday 30 March 2020 the victim - a female PCSO who was on duty - r...
  • Update – missing teenage girl from Bournemouth located

    30 March 2020
    Officers searching for a missing teenage girl from Bournemouth are pleased to confirm she has been found safe and well. Porsha Bowden, aged 15, was reported missing having been last seen in Bournemouth at around 12.15pm on Sunday 22 March 2020. Followin...
  • Appeal for information following assault in Poole

    30 March 2020
    Officers investigating the assault of a woman in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. The victim, a woman who was dressed in her uniform for work at a nursing home, was walking in the Sherborn open space in Canford Heath at ar...
  • Man sentenced for burglary in Bournemouth

    30 March 2020
    A man has been sentenced for a burglary at a home in Bournemouth. Robert John Richmond, aged 33 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 27 March 2020 after admitting a charge of burglary. At aroun...
  • 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...
  • New coronavirus sanctions and police powers – advice to our communities

    27 March 2020
    Parliament has passed emergency powers for the police to enforce restrictions on public movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help the NHS and save lives.Under these rules, you should not leave your home unless strictly necessary for one of the follo...
  • Man jailed for robbery at bookmakers in Ferndown

    27 March 2020
    A man has been jailed for a robbery at a bookmakers in Ferndown. Yannis Young, aged 34 and of Minet Avenue, Harlesdon, London, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 26 March 2020 after admitting a charge of robbery. He was sentenced to si...
  • CCTV appeal following car theft in Christchurch

    27 March 2020
    Officers investigating the theft of a car from a business park on the Avon Causeway in Christchurch are issuing a CCTV image of someone they would like to speak to. Some time on Wednesday 18 March 2020 a black Mini One was stolen from Bosley Business Par...
  • Witness appeal following alleged indecent exposure incident in Verwood

    26 March 2020
    Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward following an alleged indecent exposure incident in Verwood. At around 2.20pm on Friday 13 March 2020 a man reportedly entered the park opposite Tesco Express on Ringwood Road. It is reported that h...
  • CCTV appeal following sexual assault in Bournemouth

    25 March 2020
    Officers investigating a sexual assault in Bournemouth are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. Some time between 1am and 1.30am on Friday 21 February 2020 a woman aged in her 20s was in Subway on Old Christchurch Road with her boyf...
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