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  • Appeal to find man wanted in connection with burglary and theft in Bournemouth

    21 May 2020
    Officers are appealing for information in relation to the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with a burglary and a theft in Bournemouth. Michael Matthew McGowan, aged 49 and of no fixed abode, is wanted in connection with a burglary in Leydene Ave...
  • Renewed appeal following shoplifting incidents in Bournemouth

    19 May 2020
    Officers investigating two thefts from the same store in Bournemouth within a week are issuing further images of a man they would like to speak to. It was reported that a man was seen to enter the One Stop store on Anchor Road on two different occasions ...
  • Appeal for information in relation to forest fire near Wareham

    19 May 2020
    Detectives working with the fire service to investigate the cause of a forest fire near Wareham are appealing for anyone with information or relevant dashcam footage to come forward. Dorset Police received a report from the fire service at 1.11pm on Mond...
  • Witness appeal following disturbance in Bournemouth

    19 May 2020
    Officers investigating a report of a disturbance in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The incident occurred at around 10.20am on Saturday 16 May 2020. Two men, aged in their 20s, who are known to each oth...
  • A Special day to mark 5,800 hours of lockdown support

    18 May 2020
    Members of the Dorset Special Constabulary have worked more than 5,800 hours to support frontline policing during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown. Dorset’s army of 126 Special Constables have been out in force across our communities to give sup...
  • Update – further arrest in connection with reported fail-to-stop injury collision at Hurn

    19 May 2020
    A fourth man has been arrested in connection with an investigation into a reported fail-to-stop collision at Hurn near Christchurch. At around 5.26pm on Friday 15 May 2020 a BMW car travelling along Parley Lane reportedly failed to stop for police. The ...
  • 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...
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