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  • Man jailed for spitting at police officers

    19 May 2020
    A man who threatened to infect police officers with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and spat in their faces has been jailed.Tony John Gallichan, aged 41 and of Kerley Road, Bournemouth, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday 15 May 2020 after admitting...
  • Update in relation to reported assault in Bournemouth

    18 May 2020
    A man has come forward following an image appeal in relation to a reported assault and public order incident in Bournemouth. The appeal related to two separate incidents at the golf course in Meyrick Park on the evenings of Monday 6 April 2020 and Monday...
  • Update – arrest made following reported arson in Weymouth

    18 May 2020
    Detectives investigating an alleged suspicious fire in Weymouth have arrested a man. At around 1am on Monday 18 May 2020 Dorset Police was called by the fire service to a report of a fire in a wheelie bin outside an address on Franklin Road. It was also...
  • Public appeal in search for man who went missing from West Dorset

    18 May 2020
    Officers carrying out enquiries to locate a man who went missing from an address in West Dorset are appealing for help from the public to find him. Ian O’Mahoney, aged 45, had been staying at an address in Charmouth and left on Wednesday 22 April 2...
  • Witness appeal following arson in Weymouth

    18 May 2020
    Detectives investigating a fire that was believed to have been started deliberately in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses to come forward. At around 1am on Monday 18 May 2020 Dorset Police was called by the fire service to a report of a fire in a wheel...
  • Witness appeal following serious collision in North Dorset

    18 May 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward following a serious injury road traffic collision in North Dorset. Dorset Police was called at 8.04am on Monday 18 May 2020 to a report of a collision involving ...
  • CCTV appeal following theft in Bournemouth

    15 May 2020
    Officers investigating a theft from a shop in Kinson are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. At around 12.45pm on Saturday 2 May 2020 a man entered the One Stop store on Anchor Road and selected a variety of health and beauty produ...
  • Think twice before travelling this weekend

    15 May 2020
    Dorset leaders ask for the public to use common sense and to ‘think twice’ before rushing to Dorset. Following the government’s announcements, public services in Dorset are appealing to visitors not to flout the new guidance by travelli...
  • Partner agencies ask the public to use common sense and ‘think twice’ before rushing to Dorset

    15 May 2020
    Dorset Police is joining forces with partner agencies in the county to ask the public to act responsibly and ‘think twice’ before travelling to Dorset. Chief Constable James Vaughan, of Dorset Police, said: “We had an important part to ...
  • Witness appeal following reported fail-to-stop injury collision at Hurn

    15 May 2020
    Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage to come forward following a reported fail-to-stop collision at Hurn near Christchurch. At around 5.26pm on Friday 15 May 2020 a BMW car travelling along on Parley Lane reportedly faile...
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