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  • Next of kin appeal – Loretta Lines

    02 May 2017
    The coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a woman who has died in Bournemouth. Loretta Lines, who was 58 years old, died at her home address on Tuesday 25 April 2017. Her death is not being treated as suspi...
  • Update: Man arrested after designer sunglasses allegedly stolen in Poole shop burglary

    02 May 2017
    Detectives investigating reports of a burglary at a Poole opticians have arrested a man. An investigation was launched after almost 150 designer sunglasses were reported to have been stolen during a burglary at Whiffen Opticians on Bournemouth Road in As...
  • Family tribute following murder of Guy Hedger in East Dorset

    02 May 2017
    The family of murder victim Guy Hedger has paid tribute to a “caring and compassionate man” who “lived life to its full”. Guy was killed in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 30 April 2017 after at least two intruders entere...
  • Update: Man arrested after alleged attempted robbery in Bournemouth

    02 May 2017
    A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempted robbery at a sandwich shop in Bournemouth. Detectives issued an appeal following an incident at the Subway store in Southbourne Grove at around 8.30pm on Friday 31 March 2017. A man reporte...
  • Further appeal in murder investigation in East Dorset

    01 May 2017
    Detectives investigating the murder of 61-year-old Guy Hedger who was shot dead in Ringwood are renewing their appeal for anyone with information to come forward. At 3.03am on Sunday 30 April 2017 police received reports that at least two intruders had e...
  • Appeal for witnesses following a robbery in Bournemouth

    01 May 2017
    Detectives investigating a robbery at a shop in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. At 8.42am today, Monday 1 May 2017, officers were called to a robbery at Londis Supermarket in Christchurch Road. It was...
  • Murder investigation launched after man shot dead in East Dorset

    30 April 2017
    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in the St Ives area of Ringwood. At 3.03am today, Sunday 30 April 2017, police received reports that intruders had entered a house in Castlewood. One of the occupants - a man aged...
  • Murder investigation in East Dorset - victim named

    30 April 2017
    A man who was shot dead by intruders in the St Ives area of Ringwood today has been named by detectives. At 3.03am today, Sunday 30 April 2017, police received reports that at least two intruders had entered a house in Castlewood. One of the occupants -...
  • Dorset Police targets dangerous road users in West Dorset crackdown

    28 April 2017
    Traffic officers from across Dorset, Devon and Cornwall came together as part of Operation Allied Wolf yesterday for a major crackdown on dangerous road users in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester. Officers targeted people suspected of being involved in ...
  • Voluntary offender tagging scheme continues to prove a success

    28 April 2017
    Dorset Police reports multiple successes from a scheme where offenders voluntarily wear tags in a bid to stop re-offending. The voluntary offender tagging scheme provides offenders with the opportunity to be fitted with a GPS tag for an agreed period whi...
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