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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Witness appeal following reported robbery in Poole

    23 January 2017
    Detectives are appealing for a group of people who witnessed a reported robbery in Poole to come forward. Sometime between 10.50pm and 11.30pm on Friday 20 January 2017 a man was driving his blue Ford Fiesta along Bourne Valley Road when he saw a man st...
  • 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...
  • National enforcement campaign against motorists using mobile phones begins

    23 January 2017
    Dorset Police is working with police forces nationally in the first of a series of enforcement campaigns to crackdown on those who use their phones when driving. During the week-long campaign, which will run from Monday 23 January to Sunday 29 January 20...
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