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  • Dorset Police joins forces with Tell MAMA to support victims of anti-Muslim hate crimes

    26 January 2017
    An awareness event was held in partnership with Bournemouth University to bring together police, partners and the community to develop a better understanding of anti-Muslim hate crime and the impact it has on Dorset communities. Dorset Police has signed ...
  • Witness appeal following reported burglaries in North Dorset

    25 January 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following reported burglaries in North Dorset. It is reported that the first incident happened at around 2.55am on Saturday 21 January 2017 at WHSmith on High Street in Sh...
  • Witness appeal following sheep worrying incident in Dorchester

    25 January 2017
    Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a sheep worrying incident in Dorchester. At approximately 12.30pm on Monday 23 January 2017 around 300 sheep were chased into a corner by a black spaniel dog in a fi...
  • UPDATE: Witness appeal after attempted street robbery in Weymouth

    25 January 2017
    Detectives investigating an attempted street robbery in Weymouth have arrested a man. 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 ...
  • Sign-up for crime alerts and prevention tips in your area

    25 January 2017
    Dorset Police has relaunched the Dorset Alert service with valuable new features for people to explore. The website at www.dorsetalert.co.uk has been simplified and redesigned to match the Force website, which has been well received since its launch in J...
  • Man assaulted in Wimborne - witness appeal

    24 January 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Wimborne. The incident happened sometime between 11.30pm and midnight on Saturday 21 January 2017 after the victim - a local man aged in his 40s - had left the Cricketers Arms on Park La...
  • Update - appeal following concern for welfare at Studland

    24 January 2017
    Following our earlier appeal we are pleased to say that the man reported missing at Studland is safe and well. The man's family contacted police after seeing the appeal and confirmed he is now back home in Wareham. Police initially received a call from ...
  • Witness appeal following burglary in Wimborne

    24 January 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a burglary at a craft centre in the Knobcrook area of Wimborne. Sometime between 8.45 and 9.30pm on Sunday 22 January 2017 offenders gained access to Walford Mill ...
  • Police advise motorists to take extra care in adverse weather

    23 January 2017
    Police in Dorset are urging people to take extra precautions when driving in adverse weather conditions after 31 collisions across the county this morning. The collisions all occurred before 10.30am today, Monday 23 January 2017, as fog and ice caused co...
  • UPDATE: Alleged robbery in Bournemouth Gardens – man charged

    23 January 2017
    Detectives investigating an alleged robbery in Bournemouth Gardens have charged a man. Officers were called at around 3.20am on Friday 19 August 2016 to reports that two teenage students were threatened with a hypodermic needle and robbed in the Lower G...
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