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  • Murder investigation in Weymouth – two men charged

    06 April 2020
    Detectives investigating the death of a man in Weymouth have charged two men with murder. At 4.13pm on Saturday 4 April 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of a possible assault at an address on Dorchester Road. Officers attended, along with the a...
  • Man charged for reportedly contaminating goods in Bridport

    05 April 2020
    A man has been charged for allegedly contaminating goods at a supermarket in Bridport. At around 2pm on Friday 3 April 2020 a man entered Lidl on St Andrews Road wearing a face mask and gloves. He allegedly lowered the face mask and licked his fingers, b...
  • Murder investigation launched in Weymouth

    05 April 2020
    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died following an alleged assault in Weymouth. At 4.13pm on Saturday 4 April 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of a possible assault at an address on Dorchester Road. Officers attended,...
  • Tribute to Dorset Police Sergeant Ian Woodward

    03 April 2020
    Tributes have been paid to serving Dorset Police Sergeant Ian Woodward who very sadly died in Bournemouth after a period of illness.Ian, who was 56 years old, died at his home just before 10am on Monday 30 March 2020.He had been unwell since Christmas and...
  • Witness appeal after alleged dangerous driving incident in North Dorset

    01 April 2020
    Officers investigating an alleged dangerous driving incident in North Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. It was reported that, at around 2pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020, a black BMW 3 series was seen to drive dang...
  • Update in relation to reported burglary at salon in Bournemouth

    01 April 2020
    Two men arrested in connection with a reported burglary at a salon in Bournemouth will face no further police action. A report was received at 3.14pm on Monday 17 February that a burglary had occurred at The Venue Beauty and Hair Salon on Wallisdown Roa...
  • Witness appeal following alleged assault in Shaftesbury

    31 March 2020
    Officers investigating an alleged assault on a Police Community Support Officer in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 2.15pm on Monday 30 March 2020 the victim - a female PCSO who was on duty - r...
  • Appeal for information following assault in Poole

    30 March 2020
    Officers investigating the assault of a woman in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. The victim, a woman who was dressed in her uniform for work at a nursing home, was walking in the Sherborn open space in Canford Heath at ar...
  • Statement about the death of a serving Dorset Police officer

    30 March 2020
    Dorset Police’s Chief Constable James Vaughan has announced the very sad death of a serving police officer. He said: “I can confirm one of our serving officers sadly died at his home in Bournemouth just before 10am today, Monday 30 March 2020...
  • New coronavirus sanctions and police powers – advice to our communities

    27 March 2020
    Parliament has passed emergency powers for the police to enforce restrictions on public movement to reduce the spread of COVID-19, help the NHS and save lives.Under these rules, you should not leave your home unless strictly necessary for one of the follo...
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