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  • Mobile phone at the wheel crackdown in Dorset as punishment doubles

    28 February 2017
    The number of points and the fine issued to motorists for using a mobile phone at the wheel has doubled, with Dorset Police taking part in a national week-long enforcement and education campaign. Motorists caught using a mobile phone have until recently,...
  • Witness appeal following reported driving offences in Poole

    28 February 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after it was reported that a vehicle failed to stop for police in Poole. The incident happened at around 10.30am today, Tuesday 28 February 2017, involving a green Volkswagen Sharan. The vehicle was r...
  • ITV series Broadchurch portrays Dorset sexual assault support services

    27 February 2017
    As tonight’s first new episode of Broadchurch begins to follow the story of an investigation into a serious sexual assault, agencies remind the public of the help available for those affected by similar issues in Dorset. The third and final series...
  • UPDATE: Public appeal to find missing man from Bournemouth

    26 February 2017
    A man who went missing from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has been found safe and well. David Vye, 18, disappeared from the hospital on Castle Lane East at around 7.45pm yesterday, Saturday 25 February 2017, while receiving treatment. He was found safe...
  • Witness appeal after criminal damage caused to cars in Weymouth

    25 February 2017
    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after vandals caused damage to cars in Weymouth. Sometime between 7.30pm on Friday 24 February and 8.30am today, Saturday 25 February 2017, a number of cars parked in Victoria Street and Grange Road in t...
  • UPDATE - Reported threats toward mother and child in Blandford

    24 February 2017
    A man arrested in connection with an incident in which a man reportedly made sexually-motivated threats toward a mother and child in Blandford has been released without charge. The reported incident happened at around 3.10pm on Monday 13 February 2017 on...
  • Witness appeal after fatal collision in Poole

    24 February 2017
    Officers investigating a fatal collision in Poole are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At 2.12pm today, Friday 24 February 2017, Dorset Police was informed of a single vehicle collision on Waterloo Road near to the Shell garage. A white van, whi...
  • Witness appeal following distraction burglary in Poole

    23 February 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after burglars conned their way into an elderly man’s home and stole a large sum of cash. The incident happened at around 1.15pm on Saturday 18 February 2017 when two men arrived at an address in the Phyldon R...
  • Witness appeal after arson at a Christchurch play park

    22 February 2017
    Police are appealing for witnesses after an arson incident at a play park in Christchurch. The incident happened at around 7.25pm on Tuesday 14 February 2017 at a park in The Quomps on Wick Lane. A children's play boat was set deliberately on fire causi...
  • Family tribute following fatal collision in Bournemouth

    22 February 2017
    The cyclist who died in a fatal collision in Bournemouth has been named by his family as Gordon Randall. At around 3.45pm on Saturday 18 February 2017 it was reported that a collision occurred between a bicycle - being ridden by Mr Randall - and a white ...
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