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  • Dorset Police urge motorists to behave sensibly on our roads

    22 May 2020
    Dorset Police will be stepping up its education and enforcement of the ‘fatal five’ with a focus on speed as part of a National Police Chiefs’ Council operation. With the gradual relaxing of lockdown restrictions, police forces througho...
  • Update in relation to investigation into forest fire near Wareham

    21 May 2020
    Detectives working with the fire service to investigate a large forest fire near Wareham have confirmed that the cause of the fire is not believed to be malicious. Dorset Police received a report from the fire service at 1.11pm on Monday 18 May 2020 in r...
  • Appeal for information in relation to forest fire near Wareham

    19 May 2020
    Detectives working with the fire service to investigate the cause of a forest fire near Wareham are appealing for anyone with information or relevant dashcam footage to come forward. Dorset Police received a report from the fire service at 1.11pm on Mond...
  • Witness appeal following disturbance in Bournemouth

    19 May 2020
    Officers investigating a report of a disturbance in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The incident occurred at around 10.20am on Saturday 16 May 2020. Two men, aged in their 20s, who are known to each oth...
  • A Special day to mark 5,800 hours of lockdown support

    18 May 2020
    Members of the Dorset Special Constabulary have worked more than 5,800 hours to support frontline policing during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown. Dorset’s army of 126 Special Constables have been out in force across our communities to give sup...
  • Update – further arrest in connection with reported fail-to-stop injury collision at Hurn

    19 May 2020
    A fourth man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a reported fail-to-stop collision at Hurn near Christchurch. At around 5.26pm on Friday 15 May 2020 a BMW car travelling along Parley Lane reportedly failed to stop for police. The ...
  • Man jailed for spitting at police officers

    19 May 2020
    A man who threatened to infect police officers with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and spat in their faces has been jailed.Tony John Gallichan, aged 41 and of Kerley Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 15 May 2020 after admitting...
  • Update in relation to reported assault in Bournemouth

    18 May 2020
    A man has come forward following an image appeal in relation to a reported assault and public order incident in Bournemouth. The appeal related to two separate incidents at the golf course in Meyrick Park on the evenings of Monday 6 April 2020 and Monday...
  • Update – arrest made following reported arson in Weymouth

    18 May 2020
    Detectives investigating an alleged suspicious fire in Weymouth have arrested a man. At around 1am on Monday 18 May 2020 Dorset Police was called by the fire service to a report of a fire in a wheelie bin outside an address on Franklin Road. It was also...
  • Witness appeal following arson in Weymouth

    18 May 2020
    Detectives investigating a fire that was believed to have been started deliberately in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At around 1am on Monday 18 May 2020 Dorset Police was called by the fire service to a report of a fire in a wheel...
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