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  • UPDATE: Man injured in serious collision near Dorchester has sadly died

    15 May 2017
    An elderly man injured in a serious road traffic collision near Dorchester has sadly died in hospital. Officers were called at around 11.35am on Tuesday 14 March to reports of a two-vehicle collision on an unclassified road between the West Stafford bypa...
  • Police car makeover in vehicle crime campaign

    12 May 2017
    Dorset Police is launching its summer vehicle crime awareness and prevention campaign with the deployment of a specially branded police car across the county. The fully marked vehicle will continue to respond to emergency calls for assistance and carry o...
  • Update: Man charged following alleged robbery in Bournemouth

    10 May 2017
    A man has been charged in connection with an alleged robbery at a shop in Bournemouth. Detectives launched an investigation following reports of a robbery at the Londis supermarket in Christchurch Road at around 8.45am on Monday 1 May 2017. It was repor...
  • Appeal following theft of statue in Verwood

    10 May 2017
    Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following the theft of a statue in Verwood - with an image of the statue being released. It was reported that a life-size bronze deer and fawn statue was stolen from an address on Doe's Lan...
  • Witness appeal following burglary and theft in North Dorset

    09 May 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward following a burglary and theft in North Dorset. At 12.05pm on Monday 8 May 2017 it was reported that offenders had broken into a large detached barn in the Melbury Abbas are...
  • Police urge public to follow security advice after a series of burglaries in Dorset

    09 May 2017
    Dorset Police is warning home owners and property developers to secure their properties following a series of residential burglaries. The Force has experienced seven dwelling burglaries during April to homes under renovation, which have resulted in the t...
  • Man due in court following fatal collision in Stalbridge

    09 May 2017
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with a fatal collision in Stalbridge in which a motorcyclist died. Officers were called at 3.22pm on Friday 7 October 2016 to reports of a collision between a Suzuki motorcycle and a tractor registered to a S...
  • UPDATE: Man due in court in connection with fire at HMP Guys Marsh near Shaftesbury

    09 May 2017
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with a fire on the roof of a building within HMP Guys Marsh near Shaftesbury. Emergency services were called to the incident at around 8pm on Friday 10 March 2017. All prisoners and staff were accounted for ...
  • Witness appeal after robbery in Shaftesbury

    08 May 2017
    Officers investigating reports of a robbery in Shaftesbury are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. The incident happened at around 2pm on Wednesday 3 May 2017 in the Angel Lane car park. The victim, a local man in his 30...
  • UPDATE: Request for public help after report of paraglider out of control

    08 May 2017
    A paraglider who was reported to have been out of control in Gillingham has contacted officers to say he is safe and well. At 9.48pm on Sunday 7 May 2017 Dorset Police received a call from a concerned member of the public. Around 30 minutes earlier he h...
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