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  • UPDATE: Reported attempted rape in Bournemouth – man arrested

    06 January 2017
    Detectives investigating a reported attempted rape of a woman in Bournemouth have arrested a man. A 34-year-old man from Bournemouth was arrested in the early hours of this morning, Friday 6 January 2017, on suspicion of attempted rape and is assisting o...
  • Not guilty verdict following fatal collision in Bournemouth

    06 January 2017
    A motorist who was involved in a fatal collision, which lead to the death of a pedestrian and seriously injured another as they crossed the road, has been found not guilty. On conclusion of the three-day trial the 25-year-old man from Bransgore was found...
  • UPDATE: Man released without charge following attempted robbery in Poole

    05 January 2017
    A man has been released without charge following an attempted robbery in Poole. The incident happened at around 8pm on Friday 18 November 2016 when the victim - a 50-year-old Poole man - exited the newsagent on the junction of Poole Road and Bourne Vall...
  • New Year, new career?

    04 January 2017
    Dorset Police has launched another round of recruitment for those considering a unique career as a non-emergency call handler, or a 101 & 999 call taker / radio operator. The Force Command Centre based at Winfrith is separated into two areas: dispatc...
  • Christmas drink and drug drive campaign – 23 charged

    04 January 2017
    A further 23 people have been charged with drink driving offences as part of Dorset Police's Christmas drink and drug drive campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Bournemouth and Weymouth in January. A total of 54 people were charged with drink o...
  • Man charged following alleged robbery in Bournemouth

    03 January 2017
    One man has been charged after an alleged knifepoint robbery on a taxi driver in Bournemouth. The victim - a local man aged in his 50s - picked up two men and a woman in his taxi outside Bournemouth train station at around 12.10am on Tuesday 20 Septembe...
  • Two charged following reported Dolphin Shopping Centre assault

    03 January 2017
    A man and woman have been charged following a reported assault in Poole. The incident happened at around 5.05pm on Sunday 18 December 2016 at the Dolphin Shopping Centre. It is alleged that an altercation took place between a man and a woman and members...
  • Dorset police constable receives Queen’s Police Medal Honour

    30 December 2016
    Police Constable Chris Smith has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Police Medal by Her Majesty The Queen as part of her New Year’s Honours due to his passion and endless energy for road safety. PC Smith joined Dorset Police in 1999 after t...
  • Road closure following serious road traffic collision near Lytchett Matravers

    30 December 2016
    The A35 has been closed near Lytchett Matravers following a serious road traffic collision and motorists are asked to avoid the area. At 1.45pm on Friday 30 December 2016 officers were called to a two vehicle collision at Morden Park Corner. A road clos...
  • Witness appeal after fatal collision near Lytchett Matravers

    30 December 2016
    Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision near Lytchett Matravers. At 1.45pm on Friday 30 December 2016 emergency services were called to a two vehicle serious injury collisi...
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