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  • Road closed following serious collision in Bournemouth

    20 April 2017
    Following a serious road traffic collision in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth, road closures have been put in place. Dorset Police was informed of the incident at 6.28pm on Thursday 20 April 2017 by the ambulance service. It was reported that a fema...
  • Appeal after criminal damage to Roman sarcophagus in Dorchester

    20 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for information after a 1,600-year-old Roman sarcophagus was vandalised in Poundbury. The artefact was being kept in Brownsword Hall in Pummery Square and was damaged sometime between 11pm on Saturday 15 April and 6am on Sunday 16 ...
  • Arrest made in relation to Beaminster house fire

    19 April 2017
    Detectives investigating a house fire near Beaminster have arrested a man on suspicion of arson. Police were called by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service at 4.10am on Saturday 15 April 2017, to reports of a large fire at Parnham House. Officers attended ...
  • Family appeal for missing elderly man believed to be in Dorset

    19 April 2017
    The cousin of a missing man who is believed to be in Dorset is appealing for the public's help to find him. Michael Asher, aged 82 and from Maidenhead in Berkshire, was last seen at around lunchtime on Friday 31 March 2017 when he boarded a train, having...
  • Witness appeal after break-in at Poole supermarket

    19 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a break-in at a supermarket in Poole. At around 7.15pm on Sunday 16 April 2017 entry was forced to the Tesco store at Tower Park. Entry was gained through an emergency exit door. It is believed a number of vac...
  • Appeal to trace woman who came to aid of assault victim

    18 April 2017
    Detectives investigating reports of an assault on a Poole woman are appealing for a person who helped her to contact them. A woman was reportedly assaulted by a man who was known to her as they were driving in a car in the Poole area on Sunday 26 March 2...
  • Appeal after theft of quad bike and farming equipment

    18 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for information after a quad bike and farming equipment were stolen from a field at Tarrant Gunville near Blandford. The items were taken between 8pm on Monday 3 April and 8am on Tuesday 4 April 2017. The green 400cc Yamaha Kodiak...
  • 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...
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