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  • Flare amnesty offered in Dorset as part of Sea Safety Day

    12 April 2017
    Dorset Police, in conjunction with Ramora UK has arranged a flare amnesty for private boat owners as part of a Sea Safety Day. A flare amnesty will take place at Cobbs Quay, Poole, as part of a family Sea Safety Day on Saturday 15 April 2017. The event,...
  • Witness appeal following arson at Weymouth store

    11 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a suspicious fire at a Weymouth store. At approximately 12.30pm yesterday, Monday 10 April 2017, officers were called to reports of a fire on a roof at the rear of Holland and Barrett in Maid...
  • Update: Photo appeal following a burglary near Beaminster

    11 April 2017
    Three Nigerian Dwarf goats, a nanny and her two three-week-old kids, who were stolen from a barn near Beaminster have been reunited with their owners. The burglary occurred at a secure barn in South Perrott sometime between 5.30pm on Sunday 27 November a...
  • Renewed public appeal to find missing man

    09 April 2017
    Officers are renewing their appeal for the public’s help to find man who is believed to be missing in Dorset. Michael Asher, aged 82 and from Maidenhead in Berkshire, was last seen at around lunchtime on Friday 31 March 2017 when he boarded a train...
  • Fatal collision in Bridport – witness appeal

    08 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bridport. The incident occurred at around 3.55pm today, Saturday 8 April 2017, in Sea Road North and involved a blue Honda motorcycle and a green Skoda Octavia. Sadly th...
  • Public appeal following suspicious letters to childminders in Dorset

    08 April 2017
    Detectives investigating incidents in which threatening letters have been sent to childminders in Dorset are issuing advice to the public. Dorset Police has received a number of separate reports from registered childminders working in East and North Dors...
  • Appeal after designer sunglasses stolen in Poole shop burglary

    07 April 2017
    Detectives are appealing for information after almost 150 designer sunglasses were stolen during a burglary at a Poole opticians. The incident happened overnight between Sunday 26 March and Monday 27 March 2017 at Whiffen Opticians on Bournemouth Road in...
  • Urban Heath Partnership continues to help protect heathland

    07 April 2017
    The Urban Heath Partnership (UHP) are launching ‘Operation Heathlands’ on Monday 10 April to raise awareness of fire, vandalism, anti-social behaviour and to protect the heathland through a series of educational programmes and prevention activ...
  • Wife sadly dies after collision in Blandford

    07 April 2017
    A motorcycle passenger being treated for serious injuries following a collision in Blandford, which claimed the life of her husband, has sadly died. Barbara Samways, aged 71 and of Blandford, was travelling as a pillion passenger alongside her husband Si...
  • Warning over potentially fatal drugs in Dorset

    07 April 2017
    Detectives are advising the public of the potentially fatal consequences of using illicit and non-prescribed drugs in Dorset. A number of drug-related deaths have been reported in the county in recent weeks. Since Tuesday 14 March 2017 there have been t...
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