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November 2018  

  • No excuse for drink driving this Christmas

    30 November 2018
    You don’t have to be drunk to be a drink driver.   Dorset Police will launch its annual Christmas drink and drug drive campaign, running from 1 December 2018 to 1 January 2019, with an event in the aptly named Brewery Square in Dorchester.   There is noth...
  • Update – renewed witness appeal following fatal road traffic collision in Poole

    30 November 2018
    A woman injured in a serious road traffic collision in Poole has sadly died. Officers are renewing their appeal for witnesses to the collision involving a grey Toyota Yaris and a pedestrian, which occurred at the junction of Lake Road and Upwey Avenue in...
  • Man jailed for the murder of Stela Domador-Kuzma

    30 November 2018
    A man is beginning a life prison sentence for the murder of Stela Domador-Kuzma in Bournemouth. Ryan Justin Thornton, 20, pleaded guilty at a previous hearing to killing the 34-year-old Venezuelan national in her bedroom in Bournemouth on Sunday 8 July 2...
  • Update – appeal following reported burglary in Bridport

    30 November 2018
    A man has been charged and is due to appear in court in connection with an alleged burglary in Bridport. It was reported that at around 1.30am on Thursday 9 August 2018 a break-in occurred at the Bridport Bowling Club in Priory Lane. The offender report...
  • Update – four people due in court in connection with disturbance following concert in Poole

    29 November 2018
    Four people are due to appear in court in connection with a disturbance following a concert in Poole. At 10.40pm on Thursday 17 May 2018 officers were called to reports of a group of people fighting in the bar area of the Lighthouse in Kingland Road foll...
  • Appeal for witnesses after street robbery in Poole

    29 November 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery in Poole. The incident happened at around 1.15am on Thursday 22 November 2018 on Poole Bridge on West Quay Road. The victim - a man aged in his 20s - was approached from behind by three ...
  • Armed officers to patrol key festive locations across Devon, Cornwall and Dorset

    28 November 2018
    Police in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset will be patrolling key locations and events over the festive period and the New Year with support from armed officers. Officers will be visibly carrying long-armed weapons to help offer further security and reassurance...
  • Update – man arrested in connection with reported criminal damage incident in Bournemouth

    28 November 2018
    A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged criminal damage incident in Bournemouth. At around 1.15am on Thursday 17 May 2018 it was reported that a man had caused damage to the front door of Noble House in Yelverton Road by kicking the lower s...
  • Update – reported shoplifting incident in Dorchester

    28 November 2018
    Officers investigating a reported shoplifting incident at a baby shop in Dorchester say a woman has come forward. At around 12 midday on Thursday 18 October 2018 it was reported a woman entered JoJo Maman Bebe in South Street and stole almost £100-...
  • Response to HMIC report: Policing and mental health - picking up the pieces

    27 November 2018
    A report released today by HMICFRS (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services) clearly shows the overwhelming demand placed on police services by dealing with people who have mental health issues. The report ‘P...

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