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  • Man jailed for violent attack on woman in Poole

    05 April 2019
    A man has been jailed for four years and 10 months for carrying out a violent attack on a woman in her Poole home. Steven Jon Carpenter, 44 and formerly of Frances Road in Bournemouth, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Tuesday 2 April 2019 afte...
  • Banned driver jailed following serious injury collision in Bournemouth

    05 April 2019
    A banned driver who failed to stop for officers while driving a stolen car before crashing into a taxi as he tried to escape has been jailed. Gareth Glendor Picton, 38 and of Milton Road in Charminster, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Wednesd...
  • Witness appeal following reported altercation in Weymouth

    05 April 2019
    Detectives investigating reports of an altercation in Weymouth are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. At around 11.35pm on Monday 1 April 2019 Dorset Police received a report of a fight involving two men at the Jubilee Retail Park, near to the ...
  • Update – further arrest in connection with reported serious assault in Dorchester

    05 April 2019
    A second man has been arrested in connection with a reported serious assault in Dorchester. At around 3.30am on Wednesday 30 January 2019 Dorset Police received a report of a disturbance involving a group of men and women near to the Shell petrol station...
  • Update – man due in court in connection with reported assaults in Weymouth

    04 April 2019
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with two alleged assaults in Weymouth. At around 4.15am on Saturday 8 September 2018 a man was reportedly assaulted on The Esplanade. The victim, aged in his 20s and from Somerset, sustained a suspected broke...
  • Update – serious road traffic collision near Dorchester

    04 April 2019
    A man involved in a serious road traffic collision near Dorchester has sadly died from his injuries. Dorset Police was called at 10.19pm on Wednesday 20 March 2019 to reports of a single vehicle collision on the A352 Old Sherborne Road near to Herrison R...
  • Update – man arrested following reported attempted rape in Bournemouth

    03 April 2019
    Detectives investigating reports of an attempted rape in Bournemouth have arrested a man. The incident was reported to have occurred sometime between 1.45am and 2.30am on Saturday 13 January 2018 at an address in Wimborne Road in Winton. The victim - a ...
  • Witness appeal following reported robbery in Weymouth

    02 April 2019
    Detectives investigating a reported robbery in Weymouth are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. The incident occurred at around 10.45am on Saturday 30 March 2019 outside the Sports Direct store at the Jubilee Retail Park. The female victim repo...
  • March 2019 knife amnesty – Over 200 bladed items surrendered and destroyed

    02 April 2019
    Over 200 knives and bladed items were handed in to police during the week-long knife amnesty held in Dorset earlier this month. The amnesty was part of the ongoing national knife crime reduction initiative Operation Sceptre and ran from 11 - 17 March 20...
  • Witness appeal following reported indecent exposure in Bournemouth town centre

    02 April 2019
    Detectives investigating a reported indecent exposure incident in Bournemouth are appealing for any witnesses to contact them. At 5.30pm on Sunday 31 March 2019 a woman was cycling alone through Horseshoe Common when she saw a man stood in the bushes. On...
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