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  • Man charged in connection with alleged assault in Weymouth

    18 April 2017
    A man has been charged in connection with an alleged assault in Weymouth town centre. The incident happened around 12.30am on Sunday 26 February 2017 on St Thomas Street near to the town bridge. The alleged victim, a 20-year-old local man, suffered a br...
  • Witness appeal after large fire at property in Beaminster

    15 April 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a suspicious fire at a property in Beaminster. Police were called by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service at 4.10am today, Saturday 15 April 2017, to reports of a large...
  • Motorists warned of road closures in Shaftesbury area

    13 April 2017
    Motorists are being warned of road closures on routes between Shaftesbury and Blandford this afternoon, Thursday 13 April 2017. The A350 is currently closed for the recovery of a crane following a fire, which was reported at 6.20pm yesterday, Wednesday 1...
  • Update: Teenager charged in connection with alleged assault in Wimborne

    13 April 2017
    A teenager arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Wimborne has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm. The incident is reported to have happened sometime between 11.30pm and midnight on Saturday 21 January 2017 near to Wimborne Libr...
  • Witness appeal to help find missing sheep near Bridport

    13 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help after six sheep have gone missing from a field near Bridport. Initially, 11 sheep were discovered missing from the field in Uploders on Thursday 6 April 2017 but five were found by a resident in the near...
  • Independent investigation underway into death of a man following police contact

    12 April 2017
    An independent investigation is underway into the death of a man following police contact in Poole. Police were called at 4.12pm and 4.19pm on Tuesday 11 April 2017 due to concern for the welfare of a man who was reported to be acting erratically and wal...
  • Witness appeal following fatal collision near Corfe Mullen

    12 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision near Corfe Mullen. At around 1.20pm today, Wednesday 12 April 2017, Dorset Police was called to reports of a serious injury collision on the A31 near to the Coventry Arms pu...
  • Force welcomes HMIC PEEL report

    12 April 2017
    Dorset Police and the Police & Crime Commissioner has welcomed the full annual Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) PEEL (Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy) report, released today. HMIC publish reports which make up i...
  • Witness appeal following dog attack in Bournemouth

    12 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a dog attack in Bournemouth. At around 12.45pm on Monday 10 April 2017 a man was walking his Yorkshire Terrier dog on the beach at Hengistbury Head when it was attacked by a tanned-coloured M...
  • UPDATE: Appeal following fatal road traffic collision near Wimborne

    12 April 2017
    An 84-year-old woman being treated for life-threatening injuries following a collision near Wimborne has sadly died. The incident happened at around 10.30am on Sunday 12 March 2017 at Badbury Rings on the B3082 at the junction leading to Sturminster Mars...
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