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  • Man jailed following explosion at house in Poole

    22 May 2019
    A man has been jailed after he admitted causing an explosion at a property in Poole while his ex-wife was inside. Ian Clowes, aged 67, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court today, Wednesday 22 May 2019, after admitting a charge of arson being reckless...
  • Court update – injury collision in Wimborne

    21 May 2019
    A man is due to appear in court charged in connection with an injury collision in Wimborne. At 1.53am on Saturday 15 December 2018 a single-vehicle collision was reported to Dorset Police involving a blue Ford Focus that had left Leigh Road, was in colli...
  • Witness appeal following altercation in Bournemouth

    21 May 2019
    Detectives investigating an altercation in Bournemouth town centre that left a man with a broken leg are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 6.50pm on Tuesday 14 May 2019 a group of five young black men were walk...
  • £330,000 saved from the hands of fraudsters thanks to new partnership

    21 May 2019
    A new partnership between local banks and Dorset Police has prevented over £330,000 getting into the hands of fraudsters in the first four months of this year. The scheme, known as the ‘banking protocol’; trains bank staff to spot when ...
  • Murder investigation launched in Sherborne

    21 May 2019
    Detectives have launched a murder investigation following an incident in Sherborne - with one man arrested. At 5.11pm on Tuesday 21 May 2019 Dorset Police received a report of a serious assault at an address in Ridgeway. Officers attended together with ...
  • Crackdown on suspected county lines drug dealers in Dorset

    21 May 2019
    Officers in Dorset have taken part in a week of action to disrupt the activity of suspected county lines drug dealers in Dorset. A week of intensification, part of a national effort, saw officers make a total of 34 arrests and carry out five warrants as ...
  • Update – reported serious sexual assault in Weymouth

    21 May 2019
    A 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with a reported serious sexual assault in Weymouth town centre has been released on police bail. The incident was reported to have occurred outside an address in Frederick Place at around 4.30am on Saturday 18 May...
  • Update – CCTV appeal following alleged assault in Ferndown

    21 May 2019
    A man has come forward following a CCTV appeal in relation to an alleged assault on a member of staff at a fast food restaurant in Ferndown. It was reported that at around 3.25am on Sunday 5 May 2019 a man who appeared to be intoxicated entered McDonald&...
  • Renewed CCTV appeal following indecent exposure incident in Ferndown

    21 May 2019
    Officers investigating an incident where a man exposed himself to two teenage girls in Ferndown are issuing further CCTV images of the suspect. The incident occurred at around 3.10pm on Monday 13 May 2019 in Monsal Avenue. The two girls were walking alon...
  • CCTV appeal following assaults in Bournemouth

    20 May 2019
    Officers are issuing CCTV images of a suspect who assaulted staff members at a Bournemouth store by spitting at them on two occasions. The first incident at the Co-op in Holdenhurst Road occurred at around 4.40pm on Thursday 16 May 2019. The man entered...
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