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  • Force goes online dating to tackle sextortion

    14 February 2018
    Did you match with us? Dorset Police has been online dating for the past 24 hours to raise awareness of sextortion. The Force utilised Valentine’s Day, a peak time in the online dating community, to launch a profile to provide safety information for those...
  • Update – man due in court in connection with reported assault in Sherborne

    12 February 2018
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with an alleged assault on a bus driver in Sherborne. At 8.37am on Thursday 12 October 2017 Dorset Police received a report of an incident on the A30, which involved a Nippy Bus double-decker school bus and a...
  • Dorset Police support National Knife Amnesty

    09 February 2018
    If you’re arming yourself with a knife, scissors, screwdriver or any other bladed item in Dorset this week, drop them safely in one of our amnesty bins and face no risk of prosecution. Dorset Police is supporting Op Sceptre, a campaign led by the Home Off...
  • Police remind young people and parents about the consequences of sexting

    12 February 2018
    Dorset Police, Devon & Cornwall Police and their Police and Crime Commissioners, are educating people under the age of 18 about the consequences of sexting. Sexting is the term used for the sending or receiving of sexual, naked or semi-naked images o...
  • Witness appeal after man discovered seriously injured on Portland

    12 February 2018
    Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to establish how a man sustained serious injuries on Portland. At 7.40pm on Friday 9 February 2018 Dorset Police was called by the ambulance service to reports that a local man aged in his 60s had been disco...
  • Scam alert as fake police target elderly for cash

    08 February 2018
    Dorset Police is alerting elderly and vulnerable people of a scam in which fraudsters pose as police officers by telephone in an attempt to steal money. Since yesterday, seven incidents have been reported to the Force, all within the Sherborne area, in w...
  • Update - appeal following theft of elderly man’s bike in Bridport

    09 February 2018
    Officers investigating the theft of an elderly man’s bicycle in Bridport are pleased to say it has been reunited with its owner. The bike, belonging to an 83-year-old local man, was left against railings in South Street near to Bridport Town Hall a...
  • Update – reported serious assault in Bournemouth

    09 February 2018
    Detectives are issuing an update on their investigation into a reported serious assault in Bournemouth. At 5.47pm on Saturday 7 October 2017 it was reported that an altercation had taken place involving a group of people at the Kings Arms in Wallisdown R...
  • Update - appeal after man reportedly stabbed in Weymouth

    07 February 2018
    A man who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an alleged stabbing in Weymouth has been released under investigation while detectives continue their investigations. It was reported that a man aged in his 20s was stabbed on Hereford Road at...
  • Appeal after elderly couple conned out of life savings after distraction burglary

    07 February 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information after an elderly couple were conned out of their £40,000 life savings in West Moors. At around 1pm on Monday 5 February 2018 three men attended their address on Pinehurst Road claimi...
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