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  • CCTV appeal following criminal damage in Christchurch

    24 January 2020
    Officers investigating an incident of criminal damage in Christchurch are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. At 4.41pm on Saturday 28 December 2019 a man entered Greggs bakery on Saxon Square. He became aggressive toward staff whe...
  • Dorset Police launches Bobby Van initiative to support vulnerable victims of burglary

    23 January 2020
    Dorset Police, through the Safer Dorset Foundation charity, is launching a new scheme to support victims of burglary. The initiative will allow vulnerable victims of crime to receive a visit from a security operative who will pass on advice about safety ...
  • Three sentenced following county lines drug gang investigation

    17 January 2020
    Three men have been sentenced following an investigation into a county lines drugs network. Sadiq Mohamed, aged 31 and of Hunt Road, Southall in Middlesex, was jailed for six years and Thomas Andrew Francis, aged 52 and of no fixed abode, was sentenced t...
  • Outcome of public misconduct hearing involving Dorset Police officers

    17 January 2020
    Two Dorset Police officers have been found to have committed gross misconduct following a public hearing. Police Constable Hannah White and Police Constable Jamie Woodfine were subject to a misconduct hearing following a thorough investigation in relatio...
  • Update – 101 service fault has been resolved

    31 December 2019
    Dorset Police would like to advise members of the public that the technical difficulty with the 101 non-emergency telephone number has now been fixed. Engineers were looking into the fault, which was reported on Monday 30 December 2019, and worked closel...
  • Wishing our communities a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year

    23 December 2019
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable and Police & Crime Commissioner are wishing Dorset communities a very merry Christmas. Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “As 2019 draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a ...
  • #999Calls - Campaign to reduce inappropriate 999 calls

    11 December 2019
    Dorset Police has launched a campaign to help reduce demand on their contact centre during the festive season. Every Christmas and New Year, calls to 999 increase and whilst many are genuine emergencies, many are not.  Already this year the force have see...
  • Appeal for information following theft in Christchurch

    27 November 2019
    Officers investigating the theft of a large quantity of high-value collectable items from a vehicle in Christchurch are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. At around 2.30am on Sunday 17 November 2019 at an address off Walkford Road the...
  • Dorset Police launch phase two of Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View

    21 November 2019
    Dorset Police’s second phase of Your Dorset. Your Police. Your View is now live. Make your views heard to help shape the county’s policing in the future. Dorset Police are giving the general public the opportunity to step into the chief constable’s shoes ...
  • Update – reported assault on elderly man in Christchurch

    19 November 2019
    A man has come forward in connection with a reported assault on an elderly man in Christchurch following a CCTV appeal. At 9.20am on Monday 7 October 2019 the victim - a local man aged in his 70s - got onto the 1A bus on Barrack Road. The driver told the...
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