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  • Man charged in connection with alleged assault in Weymouth

    18 April 2017
    A man has been charged in connection with an alleged assault in Weymouth town centre. The incident happened around 12.30am on Sunday 26 February 2017 on St Thomas Street near to the town bridge. The alleged victim, a 20-year-old local man, suffered a br...
  • Appeal to trace woman who came to aid of assault victim

    18 April 2017
    Detectives investigating reports of an assault on a Poole woman are appealing for a person who helped her to contact them. A woman was reportedly assaulted by a man who was known to her as they were driving in a car in the Poole area on Sunday 26 March 2...
  • Appeal after theft of quad bike and farming equipment

    18 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for information after a quad bike and farming equipment were stolen from a field at Tarrant Gunville near Blandford. The items were taken between 8pm on Monday 3 April and 8am on Tuesday 4 April 2017. The green 400cc Yamaha Kodiak...
  • Witness appeal after large fire at property in Beaminster

    15 April 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a suspicious fire at a property in Beaminster. Police were called by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service at 4.10am today, Saturday 15 April 2017, to reports of a large...
  • Motorists warned of road closures in Shaftesbury area

    13 April 2017
    Motorists are being warned of road closures on routes between Shaftesbury and Blandford this afternoon, Thursday 13 April 2017. The A350 is currently closed for the recovery of a crane following a fire, which was reported at 6.20pm yesterday, Wednesday 1...
  • Update: Teenager charged in connection with alleged assault in Wimborne

    13 April 2017
    A teenager arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Wimborne has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm. The incident is reported to have happened sometime between 11.30pm and midnight on Saturday 21 January 2017 near to Wimborne Libr...
  • Witness appeal to help find missing sheep near Bridport

    13 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for the public’s help after six sheep have gone missing from a field near Bridport. Initially, 11 sheep were discovered missing from the field in Uploders on Thursday 6 April 2017 but five were found by a resident in the near...
  • Independent investigation underway into death of a man following police contact

    12 April 2017
    An independent investigation is underway into the death of a man following police contact in Poole. Police were called at 4.12pm and 4.19pm on Tuesday 11 April 2017 due to concern for the welfare of a man who was reported to be acting erratically and wal...
  • Witness appeal following fatal collision near Corfe Mullen

    12 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision near Corfe Mullen. At around 1.20pm today, Wednesday 12 April 2017, Dorset Police was called to reports of a serious injury collision on the A31 near to the Coventry Arms pu...
  • UPDATE: Appeal following fatal road traffic collision near Wimborne

    12 April 2017
    An 84-year-old woman being treated for life-threatening injuries following a collision near Wimborne has sadly died. The incident happened at around 10.30am on Sunday 12 March 2017 at Badbury Rings on the B3082 at the junction leading to Sturminster Mars...
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