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  • Murder investigation launched after man shot dead in East Dorset

    30 April 2017
    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in the St Ives area of Ringwood. At 3.03am today, Sunday 30 April 2017, police received reports that intruders had entered a house in Castlewood. One of the occupants - a man aged...
  • Murder investigation in East Dorset - victim named

    30 April 2017
    A man who was shot dead by intruders in the St Ives area of Ringwood today has been named by detectives. At 3.03am today, Sunday 30 April 2017, police received reports that at least two intruders had entered a house in Castlewood. One of the occupants -...
  • Voluntary offender tagging scheme continues to prove a success

    28 April 2017
    Dorset Police reports multiple successes from a scheme where offenders voluntarily wear tags in a bid to stop re-offending. The voluntary offender tagging scheme provides offenders with the opportunity to be fitted with a GPS tag for an agreed period whi...
  • Update: Appeal to locate wanted Dorset man

    28 April 2017
    A man wanted by police for breaching his licence conditions has been located. Leon James Russell, aged 24, failed to comply with the conditions from his licence following his release from prison on Tuesday 18 April 2017 after serving part of a four-year ...
  • Appeal after alleged theft of delivery van in Bournemouth

    28 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for information after it was reported that a delivery van was stolen in Bournemouth. The driver of the Asda vehicle reported that the van had been taken whilst he was making deliveries in Wellington Road at around 6.35pm on Wednesd...
  • Update: Witness appeal after serious road traffic collision in Bournemouth

    28 April 2017
    A woman being treated for serious injuries following a collision in Bournemouth has sadly died. Officers were called to a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in Southbourne Road at 11.45am on Wednesday 26 April 2017. The pedestrian, an 87-year-ol...
  • Dorset Police targets dangerous road users in West Dorset crackdown

    28 April 2017
    Traffic officers from across Dorset, Devon and Cornwall came together as part of Operation Allied Wolf yesterday for a major crackdown on dangerous road users in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester. Officers targeted people suspected of being involved in ...
  • Next of kin appeal – Dean Johnson

    27 April 2017
    The coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a man who died in Bournemouth. Dean Johnson, who was 44 years old, died at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital on Tuesday 28 March 2017. The coroner is making inquiries...
  • Witness appeal after serious road traffic collision in Bournemouth

    27 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision in Bournemouth. At 11.45am yesterday, Wednesday 26 April 2017, police received a report of a collision in Southbourne Road involving a pedestrian and a car. As a result of the c...
  • Witness appeal after man found with stab wounds in Bournemouth

    27 April 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with stab wounds in Bournemouth. Police received a report from the ambulance service at around 11.40am this morning, Thursday 27 April 2017, that a man had been found injured in an alleyway bet...
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