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  • Dorset follows national trend as figures show rise in crime

    19 July 2018
    Dorset has seen a 9.6 per cent increase in reported crime, according to figures for the full financial year from April 2017 to March 2018 that have been released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today. The rise in reported crime in the county ...
  • Update – further arrest following reports of shots being fired in Weymouth

    19 July 2018
    Detectives investigating an incident where shots were reportedly fired in Weymouth have arrested a sixth person. Dorset Police received a report at 5.53pm on Tuesday 22 May 2018 of shots being fired - possibly from an air weapon - in Marsh Road near to t...
  • Update – man released without charge following reported serious assault in Bournemouth

    19 July 2018
    A man who had been arrested in connection with an alleged serious assault in Bournemouth has been released without charge. Dorset Police received a report that at around 1.30pm on Friday 16 March 2018 an altercation involving two men occurred near to the...
  • Witness appeal following robbery in Poole

    18 July 2018
    Detectives investigating a robbery in a park in Poole are asking for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. The incident happened at approximately 5.15pm on Friday 6 July 2018 when a local 14-year-old girl was in Alexandra Park in the are...
  • Witness appeal following serious injury collision in Purbeck

    18 July 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious injury collision in Purbeck. At 2.30pm yesterday, Tuesday 17 July 2018, a road traffic collision occurred on the A351 between Stoborough and the Halfway Inn involving a grey BMW mot...
  • Tribute to man who died in fatal collision near Bere Regis

    17 July 2018
    The family of a man who died in a fatal collision near Bere Regis has issued a tribute. At 4.40pm on Saturday 14 July 2018 Dorset Police was called to reports of a three vehicle collision on the westbound lane of the A35 Dorchester bypass near Bere Regis...
  • Man due in court following reported assault at Bournemouth supermarket

    01 August 2018
    A man is due to appear in court in connection with an alleged assault on a member of staff at a Bournemouth supermarket. Officers were called at 3.43pm on Monday 5 February 2018 to reports of an assault on a member of staff at Asda in St Pauls Road. The...
  • Summer drink driving campaign – total of 64 people charged

    17 July 2018
    An additional 11 people have been charged with drink driving offences during Dorset Police’s summer drink drive campaign. They are due to appear at courts in Poole and Weymouth in July and August. In total 64 people were charged during the campaign...
  • Update - witness appeal following reported suspicious fire in Shaftesbury

    16 July 2018
    A teenage boy arrested in connection with a reported suspicious fire in Shaftesbury has been released from the investigation without charge. At around 7.20pm on Thursday 12 July 2018 Dorset Police received a report of a large fire off Allen Road. The fi...
  • Arrest made following fatal collision near Bere Regis

    16 July 2018
    A man has been arrested in connection with a fatal collision near Bere Regis. At 4.40pm on Saturday 14 July 2018 Dorset Police was called to reports of a three vehicle collision on the westbound lane of the A35 Dorchester bypass near Bere Regis, just bef...
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