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  • Distraction burglary in Dorchester – witness appeal

    08 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a distraction burglary in Dorchester. The incident happened at around 2pm yesterday, Tuesday 7 March 2017, at an address in the Celtic Crescent area of the town. The victim - who is aged over ...
  • Man rescued after coming into difficulty in Swanage bay

    07 March 2017
    A man was rescued from Swanage bay by Dorset Police Marine Section and Swanage Neighbourhood Policing Team after coming into difficulty in the water. At around 4.30pm on Monday 6 March 2017 a man was spotted in distress in the water by a marine section o...
  • Next of kin appeal - Michele Pupius

    07 March 2017
    The coroner for Dorset is seeking the assistance of the public to find the next of kin of a woman who died in Weymouth. Michele Pupius, who was 62 years old, died at her home address in Rockhampton Close on Monday 27 February 2017. The coroner is making...
  • Witness appeal after a woman was approached by man in Bournemouth

    07 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was approached by an unknown man in Bournemouth. At around 1am today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, a 19-year-old Bournemouth woman was walking alone along Lansdowne Road when she was grabbed from behind aroun...
  • Top tip clips on cyber-crime

    06 March 2017
    The Dorset Police Cyber-Crime Unit has launched a new channel on YouTube that will host a series of short three minute videos in an effort to keep businesses safe from cyber-attacks. More and more businesses are falling foul to cyber-attacks as a result ...
  • Witness appeal after alleged shop robbery in Bournemouth

    06 March 2017
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an alleged knifepoint robbery at a shop in Bournemouth - with one woman being arrested. It is reported that a woman entered Columbia News on Columbia Road, waved a knife toward the shopkeeper and demanded mone...
  • UPDATE: Witness appeal following burglaries in North Dorset

    06 March 2017
    Two people arrested in connection with burglaries in North Dorset have been released without charge. The first incident happened at around 2.55am on Saturday 21 January 2017 at WHSmith on High Street in Shaftesbury when a black Ford Focus estate was driv...
  • Fatal collision in Bournemouth – victim named

    06 March 2017
    The man who died in a fatal collision in Bournemouth has been named by his family as Kevin Peat. Officers were called at around 3.05am on Sunday 5 March 2017 to reports that a grey Vauxhall Astra had collided with a lamp post before hitting a tree along ...
  • Fatal collision in Bournemouth - witness appeal

    05 March 2017
    Police are appealing for witnesses after a single vehicle fatal collision in Bournemouth. Officers were called at around 3.05am on Sunday 5 March 2017 to reports that a grey Vauxhall Astra had collided with a lamp post before hitting a tree along Harewoo...
  • Witness appeal following potentially sexually motivated assault in Bournemouth

    03 March 2017
    Officers investigating a potentially sexually motivated assault in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. The incident happened at approximately 7.35pm on Wednesday 1 March 2017. The victim - a 21-year-old l...

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