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  • Update – appeal after giant tortoises stolen from Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester

    26 August 2018
    Two giant tortoises reported stolen from Kingston Maurward College have been located. An appeal was issued after a total of four Sulcata tortoises were stolen from the college overnight between Wednesday 22 August and Thursday 23 August 2018. Officers c...
  • Appeal after giant tortoises stolen from Kingston Maurward College in Dorchester

    23 August 2018
    Officers in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information after four giant tortoises were stolen from Kingston Maurward College. The incident happened overnight between Wednesday 22 August and Thursday 23 August 2018. The offenders g...
  • Update – man charged in connection with reported theft of handbag in Christchurch

    17 August 2018
    A man has been charged in connection with the reported theft of an elderly woman’s handbag in Christchurch. It was reported that at around 4.25pm on Thursday 21 June 2018 a handbag belonging to a local woman aged in her 70s was stolen from her chai...
  • Appeal for information following theft of grave headstone in Lyme Regis

    30 July 2018
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a headstone was stolen from a grave at a cemetery in Lyme Regis. Dorset Police received a report at around 1.15pm on Thursday 26 July 2018 that the headstone had been taken from the...
  • Update - appeal after theft of mobility scooter in Christchurch

    24 July 2018
    A man has come forward following a CCTV appeal issued in connection with the reported theft of a mobility scooter in Christchurch. The incident took place at a bus stop on Somerford Road at the junction with Dennistoun Avenue at around 12.30pm on Tuesday...
  • Appeal for information following theft of bike in Wareham

    05 July 2018
    Officers investigating the theft of a pedal bike in Wareham are appealing for anyone with information to come forward - with an image of the bike being released. The bright yellow Voodoo Bizango bicycle, which belongs to a 13-year-old boy, was taken from...
  • Witness appeal following series of thefts from vans in Sherborne

    05 July 2018
    Officers investigating a series of thefts from vans in Sherborne are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. A total of six vans were targeted on the night of Tuesday 26 June 2018 and police are warning vehicle owners to take ...
  • Television appeal following theft of sheep in North Dorset

    13 June 2018
    An appeal for information regarding the theft of a large number of sheep in North Dorset has featured on national television. Around 50 sheep were taken from a farm near Blandford, one of four similar incidents in the county during recent weeks. Officer...
  • Warning to public following series of distraction thefts

    13 June 2018
    Detectives are urging members of the public to be vigilant following a series of distraction thefts across the county. The offences have involved one or two women approaching men, generally aged in their 50s or older, in the street or outside their homes...
  • Public appeal following theft of sheep in Dorchester

    07 June 2018
    Officers are appealing for information from the public after a large number of sheep were stolen from a field in Dorchester. Sometime between 6pm on Sunday 3 June and 8.30am on Monday 4 June 2018 approximately 25 ewes and 45 lambs were removed from a fie...
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