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  • Dorset Police Chief Constable to retire after 30-year career

    13 August 2021
    Dorset Police Chief Constable James Vaughan QPM is to retire from his role after 30 years in policing. Chief Constable Vaughan will leave the job at the end of this week, Friday 13 August 2021, after a long and distinguished career of public service. Ch...
  • Witness appeal following fail-to-stop collision near Sherborne

    12 August 2021
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward following a fail-to-stop serious injury road traffic collision near Sherborne. Dorset Police was called at 12.44pm on Thursday 12 August 2021 to a report of a co...
  • Appeal for witnesses following indecent exposure in Swanage

    12 August 2021
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward after a man indecently exposed himself to a teenage girl in Swanage. At around 7.20pm on Wednesday 4 August 2021 a 13-year-old girl was walking along Washpond Lane in the dir...
  • Witness appeal following dog bite incident in Bournemouth

    12 August 2021
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after a woman was bitten by a dog in Bournemouth. The incident occurred at around 8.45pm on Sunday 1 August 2021 when a local woman aged in her 70s was walking her dog on Fernheath Valley...
  • Appeal for information following suspicious incident in Bridport

    12 August 2021
    Officers investigating a report of suspicious behaviour in Bridport are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. At around 10pm on Sunday 1 August 2021 it was reported that a 15-year-old girl was walking in the area of Foundry Lane, toward ...
  • Appeal for two Good Samaritans to come forward following report of sexual assault in Bournemouth

    11 August 2021
    Detectives investigating a report of a possible sexual assault in Bournemouth are appealing directly to two female Good Samaritans to come forward. The victim - a woman aged in her 20s - had been out drinking with friends in the town when she left on her...
  • Update following reported assault in Blandford

    11 August 2021
    Detectives investigating a reported assault that left a man with serious injuries in Blandford have made further arrests. Dorset Police received a report that at around 1.10am on Sunday 8 August 2021, the victim - a man aged in his 20s - was walking thro...
  • Appeal for information following sexual assault in Bournemouth

    11 August 2021
    Officers investigating a sexual assault in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at around 12.25am on Tuesday 3 August 2021 that the 17-year-old victim was sitting near to the ...
  • Reminder to keep an eye on your belongings while enjoying the beach in Dorset

    10 August 2021
    Dorset Police is reminding residents and visitors to keep an eye on their belongings while enjoying the county’s beaches to avoid becoming a victim of theft. With a good weekend of warm weather on its way, officers are keen to ensure people don&rsq...
  • Appeal for information following reports of drink spiking incidents in Weymouth

    10 August 2021
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and urging members of the public to remain vigilant following reports of drink spiking incidents in Weymouth. Dorset Police received two reports relating to people needing medical treatme...

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