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April 2017  

  • Witness appeal after wheelchair stolen in Dorchester

    12 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for information after a wheelchair was stolen in Dorchester. The wheelchair was taken from outside an address in the town centre between 1pm and 6pm on Wednesday 22 March 2017. The wheelchair, which was provided by the NHS and was...
  • Force welcomes HMIC PEEL report

    12 April 2017
    Dorset Police and the Police & Crime Commissioner has welcomed the full annual Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) PEEL (Police Effectiveness, Efficiency and Legitimacy) report, released today. HMIC publish reports which make up i...
  • Witness appeal following dog attack in Bournemouth

    12 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a dog attack in Bournemouth. At around 12.45pm on Monday 10 April 2017 a man was walking his Yorkshire Terrier dog on the beach at Hengistbury Head when it was attacked by a tanned-coloured M...
  • Appeal after tools stolen from a van in Poole

    12 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward after theft of tools from a van in Poole. Sometime between 8pm and 10pm on Friday 31 March 2017 a number of high-value power tools were stolen from a van which was parked on Benjamin Road...
  • Flare amnesty offered in Dorset as part of Sea Safety Day

    12 April 2017
    Dorset Police, in conjunction with Ramora UK has arranged a flare amnesty for private boat owners as part of a Sea Safety Day. A flare amnesty will take place at Cobbs Quay, Poole, as part of a family Sea Safety Day on Saturday 15 April 2017. The event,...
  • Update: Photo appeal following a burglary near Beaminster

    11 April 2017
    Three Nigerian Dwarf goats, a nanny and her two three-week-old kids, who were stolen from a barn near Beaminster have been reunited with their owners. The burglary occurred at a secure barn in South Perrott sometime between 5.30pm on Sunday 27 November a...
  • Witness appeal following arson at Weymouth store

    11 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a suspicious fire at a Weymouth store. At approximately 12.30pm yesterday, Monday 10 April 2017, officers were called to reports of a fire on a roof at the rear of Holland and Barrett in Maid...
  • Renewed public appeal to find missing man

    09 April 2017
    Officers are renewing their appeal for the public’s help to find man who is believed to be missing in Dorset. Michael Asher, aged 82 and from Maidenhead in Berkshire, was last seen at around lunchtime on Friday 31 March 2017 when he boarded a train...
  • Fatal collision in Bridport – witness appeal

    08 April 2017
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bridport. The incident occurred at around 3.55pm today, Saturday 8 April 2017, in Sea Road North and involved a blue Honda motorcycle and a green Skoda Octavia. Sadly th...
  • Public appeal following suspicious letters to childminders in Dorset

    08 April 2017
    Detectives investigating incidents in which threatening letters have been sent to childminders in Dorset are issuing advice to the public. Dorset Police has received a number of separate reports from registered childminders working in East and North Dors...
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