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  • Public appeal following death of a man in Shaftesbury

    06 November 2017
    Detectives investigating the death of a man in Shaftesbury have made two arrests. On Tuesday 17 October 2017 the ambulance service was called to an address in Lane Side following reports that a local man had suffered a cardiac arrest. Sadly the 46-year-...
  • UPDATE - Investigation into death of woman at Bestival

    12 September 2017
    Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances of the death of a woman at Bestival. Officers at the event were alerted just before 1amon Monday 11 September 2017 to reports of a concern for welfare of a woman who had attended thefestival at Lulwort...
  • Investigation into death of woman at Bestival - further update

    12 September 2017
    A man who was arrested in relation to the death of a woman at Bestival has been released under investigation. Officers at the event were alerted just before 1am on Monday 11 September 2017 to reports of a concern for welfare for a woman who had attended ...
  • Additional arrest made in Guy Hedger murder investigation in East Dorset

    18 May 2017
    Detectives have today made another arrest in the Guy Hedger murder investigation. This morning, Thursday 18 May 2017, a 39-year-old Bournemouth man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary and is currently assisting offi...
  • Arrests made in East Dorset murder investigation

    03 May 2017
    Enquiries and information from the public has led to the arrest of three people in relation to the murder investigation in East Dorset. Guy Hedger was killed in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 30 April 2017 in his home in Castlewood in Ringwood....
  • Further arrest made in East Dorset murder investigation

    03 May 2017
    A fourth person has been arrested in relation to the murder investigation in East Dorset. The investigation was launched by Dorset Police’s Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) after Guy Hedger was killed in the early hours of the morning on Sunda...
  • Family tribute following murder of Guy Hedger in East Dorset

    02 May 2017
    The family of murder victim Guy Hedger has paid tribute to a “caring and compassionate man” who “lived life to its full”. Guy was killed in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 30 April 2017 after at least two intruders entere...
  • Further appeal in murder investigation in East Dorset

    01 May 2017
    Detectives investigating the murder of 61-year-old Guy Hedger who was shot dead in Ringwood are renewing their appeal for anyone with information to come forward. At 3.03am on Sunday 30 April 2017 police received reports that at least two intruders had e...
  • Murder investigation launched after man shot dead in East Dorset

    30 April 2017
    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in the St Ives area of Ringwood. At 3.03am today, Sunday 30 April 2017, police received reports that intruders had entered a house in Castlewood. One of the occupants - a man aged...
  • Murder investigation in East Dorset - victim named

    30 April 2017
    A man who was shot dead by intruders in the St Ives area of Ringwood today has been named by detectives. At 3.03am today, Sunday 30 April 2017, police received reports that at least two intruders had entered a house in Castlewood. One of the occupants -...
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