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  • Witness appeal following racially aggravated public order incident in Studland

    26 July 2021
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a racially aggravated public order incident in Studland. Dorset Police received a report at 2.18pm on Sunday 18 July 2021 that a member of the public had witnessed ...
  • Update in relation to reported racially aggravated public order incident in Bournemouth

    08 May 2021
    A man has come forward following an image appeal in relation to a reported racially aggravated public order incident in Bournemouth. The incident occurred at around 9am on Thursday 22 April 2021 near to Boscombe Pier. It was reported that a man was racia...
  • Appeal following racially aggravated assault in Bournemouth

    26 April 2021
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following reports of a racially aggravated assault in Bournemouth. At around 6pm on Saturday 24 April 2021 a local woman aged in her 50s visited Moordown Recreation Ground on Malvern Road with her thre...
  • Update – arrest in connection with reported hate crime incident in Bournemouth

    21 April 2021
    A woman has been arrested in connection with an incident where a shop worker was reportedly racially abused in Bournemouth. It was reported that at around 7.45am on Thursday 21 January 2021 a woman entered the Co-op store in Madeira Road and made a coffe...
  • Update – arrest in connection with reported hate crime incident in Poole

    05 March 2021
    Officers investigating an incident where a disabled man was reportedly abused and spat at in Poole have made an arrest. It was reported that the victim, a man who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was verbally abused by another man in Te...
  • Appeal for information following hate crime incident in Poole

    05 February 2021
    Officers investigating an incident where a disabled man was abused and spat at in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The victim, a man who suffers from cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was verbally abused b...
  • Witness appeal following hate crime incident in Beaminster

    08 December 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a hate crime incident in Beaminster. At around 3.50pm on Wednesday 2 December 2020 the male victim was walking his dog along Hogshill Street when he saw a vehicle p...
  • Witness appeal following hate crime incident in Christchurch

    23 November 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward as they investigate a hate crime incident in Christchurch. The incident occurred in the car park of Wickes in Somerford Road between 12pm and 12.30pm on Saturday 21 November ...
  • Dorset Police support the National Hate Crime Awareness Week

    09 October 2020
    Dorset Police is supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week as part of its commitment to increase reporting and tackle these crimes. The week runs from 10 – 17 October 2020.Hate crime is defined as any criminal offence which is perceived, by the victim, or any ...
  • Appeal for information following hate crime incident in Bournemouth

    21 September 2020
    Officers making enquiries into a hate crime incident in Bournemouth are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. They are particularly keen to speak to a number of specific potential witnesses they have identified through their investigatio...

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