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  • Three charged following joint operation targeting suspected county lines drugs networks

    24 February 2021
    Officers have carried out a series of arrests following joint work with the Metropolitan Police to disrupt the activity of suspected county lines drug dealers operating in the Poole and Bournemouth area. Following fast-time enquiries, two men - aged 19 a...
  • Volunteers, we thank you

    24 February 2021
    Public sector organisations across Dorset are paying tribute to all volunteers who have given their time and expertise for free during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of people across the county have provided an invaluable contribution t...
  • Witness appeal following reported assault in Poole

    24 February 2021
    Officers investigating an alleged assault on a child in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. It was reported that at around 3.50pm on Monday 22 February 2021 a man was seen with an eight-year-old girl outside the ...
  • Man admits spitting at Dorset Police officer during arrest

    24 February 2021
    A man has pleaded guilty to spitting at a Dorset Police officer as he attempted to arrest him. Steven Licorish, 41 and of no fixed abode, appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 23 February 2021 and pleaded guilty to assault of an emergency...
  • Update in relation to reported commercial burglary in Poole

    23 February 2021
    A man arrested in connection with a reported burglary at a store in Poole will face no further police action. Dorset Police received a report of a break-in at Broadstone News in Lower Blandford Road at around 3.10am on Friday 15 January 2021. It was repo...
  • Appeal after dog attack in Bournemouth

    23 February 2021
    Officers investigating a dog attack in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Between around 6.30am and 6.45am on Friday 19 February 2021 the victim, a local woman in her 40s, was walking her dog on Turbary Co...
  • Appeal for information following reported disturbance in Poole

    23 February 2021
    Detectives investigating a reported disturbance in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 8.15pm on Monday 22 February 2021 Dorset Police received a report of a disturbance involving a group of people in t...
  • Men jailed for kidnap, assault and blackmail offences

    19 February 2021
    Four men have been jailed after a man was kidnapped from outside his home in Bridport then assaulted and blackmailed. Leslie Richardson, also known as Leslie Ades, aged 53 and of Westcliff-on-Sea, Lewis James Needham, aged 29 and of Dorchester, and Nigel...
  • Appeal for information following burglary and attempted break-in at community centre in Poole

    22 February 2021
    Officers investigating a burglary and attempted break-in at a community centre in Poole are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. Officers from Dorset Police attended the Branksome Community Centre in Recreation Road at around 1.30am on ...
  • Man due in court in connection with alleged serious assaults in Bournemouth

    21 February 2021
    A man has been charged in connection with two alleged serious assaults in Bournemouth. Dorset Police was called at around 8.05pm on Thursday 18 February 2021 to a report that a woman aged in her 40s had sustained multiple stab wounds at an address in Max...
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