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  • Appeal for information after woman bitten by dog in North Dorset

    06 April 2020
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help to identify the owner of a dog that bit a woman in North Dorset. During the morning of Wednesday 25 March 2020 a local woman aged in her 60s was walking her dog on the North Dorset Trailway, known locall...
  • Man sentenced for assault and theft offences in Bournemouth

    06 April 2020
    A man has been sentenced for a series of theft offences and assaulting a shop worker in Bournemouth. Adrian Anthony Lashley, aged 47 and of Christchurch Road in Bournemouth, was sentenced at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 1 April 2020 after ...
  • Man bitten by dog near Christchurch - public appeal

    06 April 2020
    Officers investigating an incident where a man was bitten by a dog near Christchurch are appealing for information to help identify the owner of the animal involved. A man aged in his 70s had been for a run through Leigh Woods near Burton at around 6.20p...
  • Murder investigation in Weymouth – two men charged

    06 April 2020
    Detectives investigating the death of a man in Weymouth have charged two men with murder. At 4.13pm on Saturday 4 April 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of a possible assault at an address on Dorchester Road. Officers attended, along with the a...
  • Update – missing Christchurch woman located

    06 April 2020
    Officers searching for missing Christchurch woman Rachel Fulford are pleased to confirm she has been located. Dorset Police received a report raising concern for the welfare of 30-year-old Rachel at 12.59pm on Monday 6 April 2020. Following searches by ...
  • Man charged for reportedly contaminating goods in Bridport

    05 April 2020
    A man has been charged for allegedly contaminating goods at a supermarket in Bridport. At around 2pm on Friday 3 April 2020 a man entered Lidl on St Andrews Road wearing a face mask and gloves. He allegedly lowered the face mask and licked his fingers, b...
  • Murder investigation launched in Weymouth

    05 April 2020
    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died following an alleged assault in Weymouth. At 4.13pm on Saturday 4 April 2020 Dorset Police was called to a report of a possible assault at an address on Dorchester Road. Officers attended,...
  • Man who coughed at officers is jailed

    03 April 2020
    A man who coughed and sneezed toward police officers and said ‘have some of the coronavirus’ has been jailed. Martin Barry Turner, aged 50 and of Capstone Place in Bournemouth, was sentenced to 24 weeks in custody at Poole Magistrates’ ...
  • Theft from shop in Christchurch – CCTV appeal

    03 April 2020
    Officers investigating a theft from Superdrug in Christchurch are issuing a CCTV image of two people they would like to speak to. At around 4.50pm on Friday 7 February 2020 a man and a woman entered Superdrug on the High Street and selected electronic to...
  • Tribute to Dorset Police Sergeant Ian Woodward

    03 April 2020
    Tributes have been paid to serving Dorset Police Sergeant Ian Woodward who very sadly died in Bournemouth after a period of illness.Ian, who was 56 years old, died at his home just before 10am on Monday 30 March 2020.He had been unwell since Christmas and...
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