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April 2021  

  • Death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

    09 April 2021
    Today, Friday 9 April 2021, Buckingham Palace has announced the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Deputy Chief Constable Scott Chilton said: “Dorset Police is very saddened to learn of the death of HRH The Duke of Ed...
  • Update in relation to North Dorset murder investigation

    09 April 2021
    Detectives investigating an incident at an address near Gillingham where a man died and a woman was critically injured are issuing an update. Dorset Police received a report at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 raising concern for the welfare of the occup...
  • Update – arrest in connection with reported distraction burglary in Lyme Regis

    09 April 2021
    Detectives investigating an alleged distraction burglary in Lyme Regis have made an arrest. It was reported that at around 3pm on Saturday 20 March 2021 a man knocked on the front door of a property in Pound Street and told the occupant, a woman aged in ...
  • Update in relation to reported arson in Weymouth

    09 April 2021
    A man arrested in connection with a suspected arson in Weymouth has been released without charge. Dorset Police was called at around 12.25am on Monday 8 March 2021 to a report of suspicious activity at an address in Clayton Close. Officers attended and ...
  • Update – man charged in connection with serious injury collision in Poole

    09 April 2021
    A man has been charged in connection with a serious injury collision in Poole. The incident, which happened on Melbury Avenue, was reported at 2.27pm on Friday 21 August 2020. It involved a pedestrian, a 13-year-old local boy, and a grey Mercedes A-Class...
  • Robbery in Bournemouth – witness appeal

    07 April 2021
    Officers investigating a knifepoint robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. At around 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 April 2021 the victim - a local man aged in his 20s - met a man in the Cotlands Road car park...
  • Murder investigation launched following incident at address near Gillingham

    07 April 2021
    Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died and a woman was critically injured at an address near Gillingham - with one man arrested. Dorset Police received a report at 7.30pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 raising concern for the welfare...
  • Witness appeal following burglary in Dorchester

    08 April 2021
    Officers investigating a burglary at a building site in Dorchester are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Between 6pm on Wednesday 7 April and 7.30am on Thursday 8 April 2021 a burglary occurred at an address that is bein...
  • Update following alleged dog bite incident in Bournemouth

    07 April 2021
    A man has come forward following an incident where a woman was reportedly bitten by a dog in Bournemouth. At around 10am on Wednesday 31 March 2021 the victim - a woman aged in her 50s - was walking her dog on a lead at Iford playing fields when she was ...
  • Witness appeal following collision in Hurn

    07 April 2021
    Officers investigating a serious injury road traffic collision in Hurn are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward. Dorset Police was called at 1.20pm on Tuesday 6 April 2021 to a report of a collision involving fo...

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