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  • Dorset Police and Trading Standards warn “be sure who’s at your door” in week of action

    20 October 2016
    The organisations will be holding Doorstep Crime Awareness Week between Monday 24 and Friday 28 October 2016, to raise the profile of the issue and advise members of the public on how they can prevent themselves from falling victim to rogue traders and di...
  • Witness appeal following road traffic collision near Verwood

    20 October 2016
    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious injury collision near Verwood. At 5.44pm today, Thursday 20 October 2016, a four vehicle collision occurred on the B3081 close to the Bakers Hanging junction which leads to Alderholt....
  • Witness appeal following reported attempted sexual assault in Gillingham

    20 October 2016
    Police investigating a reported attempted sexual assault on a woman in Gillingham are appealing for witnesses to come forward - with one man charged. At around 8.40pm on Sunday 16 October 2016 it was said that a local woman aged in her 20s was walking al...
  • Witness appeal following assault in Bournemouth

    20 October 2016
    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was assaulted in Bournemouth. Sometime between 1.45am and 2am on Sunday 16 October 2016, a 19-year-old local man was walking along Talbot Drive in the Wallisdown area when he was approached b...
  • UPDATE: Two men in court following reported robberies in Bournemouth and Poole

    19 October 2016
    Two men are due to appear in court this morning charged in connection with two reported robberies in Bournemouth and Poole. The men, aged 35 and 40 and both from Hemel Hempstead, have been charged with two counts of robbery and a separate shoplifting off...
  • Man due in court following offences in Weymouth

    19 October 2016
    A man is due to appear in court today, Wednesday 19 October 2016, charged with a sexual offence. The 25-year-old man, of no fixed abode, will appear before Weymouth Magistrates’ Court charged with sexual assault on a girl aged under 13 and trespass...
  • Update: Teenage boy arrested after alleged assault in Bournemouth

    18 October 2016
    Detectives investigating an alleged assault in Bournemouth have arrested a teenage boy. The incident occurred at McDonalds on Old Christchurch Road at approximately 11.07pm on Friday 14 October 2016. Officers were called to reports that a male member o...
  • Second man arrested after two reported robberies in Poole and Bournemouth

    18 October 2016
    Detectives investigating two reported robberies in Poole and Bournemouth have arrested a second man in relation to the incidents. The first incident happened at around 9.20pm on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at the Co-op on Oakdale Road in Poole. A second r...
  • Further update in investigation following death of 17-year-old Jack Gudge

    18 October 2016
    A 24-year-old Bournemouth man arrested in connection with the death of 17-year-old Jack Gudge has been released from police bail with no further action. Officers had been called to reports of a fight outside Tesco Express on Wimborne Road in the Winton a...
  • Fraud and cyber-crime cost Dorset £8million in the past year

    18 October 2016
    • 71% of people in the South West said their top concern is identity theft • 38% of people in the region use the same password for multiple online accounts • UK lost nearly £11 billion in the last year to fraud and cyber-crime • ...
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