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  • Investigation following fire at HMP Guys Marsh in Shaftesbury

    11 March 2017
    Detectives have launched an investigation following a fire on the roof of a building within HMP Guys Marsh in Shaftesbury. Emergencies services - police, fire and ambulance - were called to the incident at around 8pm yesterday, Friday 10 March 2017. All...
  • Man released without charge after attempted street robbery in Weymouth

    10 March 2017
    A man has been released without charge after an attempted street robbery in Weymouth. Officers were called to reports that sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday 11 January 2017 a man was riding his bicycle outside The Cutter pub in East Street ...
  • Witness appeal after attempted street robberies in Weymouth

    09 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two attempted robberies in Weymouth. Both offences occurred in Ranleigh Road and officers believe the same man may have been responsible. The first incident took place at around 8pm yesterday,...
  • Distraction burglary in Dorchester – witness appeal

    08 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a distraction burglary in Dorchester. The incident happened at around 2pm yesterday, Tuesday 7 March 2017, at an address in the Celtic Crescent area of the town. The victim - who is aged over ...
  • Appeal to find wanted man

    08 March 2017
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help to find a man who is wanted in connection with drug offences. Michael Appleton, 26 and of Manchester, is wanted on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A drug heroin in Weymouth on Thursda...
  • Man rescued after coming into difficulty in Swanage bay

    07 March 2017
    A man was rescued from Swanage bay by Dorset Police Marine Section and Swanage Neighbourhood Policing Team after coming into difficulty in the water. At around 4.30pm on Monday 6 March 2017 a man was spotted in distress in the water by a marine section o...
  • Next of kin appeal - Michele Pupius

    07 March 2017
    The coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a woman who died in Weymouth. Michele Pupius, who was 62 years old, died at her home address in Rockhampton Close on Monday 27 February 2017. The coroner is making...
  • Witness appeal after a woman was approached by man in Bournemouth

    07 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was approached by an unknown man in Bournemouth. At around 1am today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, a 19-year-old Bournemouth woman was walking alone along Lansdowne Road when she was grabbed from behind aroun...
  • Top tip clips on cyber-crime

    06 March 2017
    The Dorset Police Cyber-Crime Unit has launched a new channel on YouTube that will host a series of short three minute videos in an effort to keep businesses safe from cyber-attacks. More and more businesses are falling foul to cyber-attacks as a result ...
  • Witness appeal after alleged shop robbery in Bournemouth

    06 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an alleged knifepoint robbery at a shop in Bournemouth - with one woman being arrested. It is reported that a woman entered Columbia News on Columbia Road, waved a knife toward the shopkeeper and demanded mone...
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