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  • Update – witness appeal following reported fail-to-stop collision in St Leonards

    20 August 2018
    Officers investigating a reported fail-to-stop collision in East Dorset have made a further arrest. At 1.09am on Sunday 19 August 2018 Dorset Police was called to reports that a woman had been hit by a car as she crossed Ringwood Road, St Leonards. The ...
  • Witness appeal following reported fail-to-stop collision in St Leonards

    19 August 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a car involved in a reported collision with a pedestrian in East Dorset failed to stop at the scene. At 1.09am today, Sunday 19 August 2018, Dorset Police was called to reports that a woman had b...
  • Witness appeal after offenders target cashpoint in Beaminster

    18 August 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after offenders targeted a cashpoint in Beaminster using a tractor. At 4.09am today, Saturday 18 August 2018, Dorset Police received multiple reports that offenders were stealing a cashpoint from Fle...
  • Update – man charged in connection with reported theft of handbag in Christchurch

    17 August 2018
    A man has been charged in connection with the reported theft of an elderly woman’s handbag in Christchurch. It was reported that at around 4.25pm on Thursday 21 June 2018 a handbag belonging to a local woman aged in her 70s was stolen from her chai...
  • Witness appeal following burglary in Weymouth

    17 August 2018
    Officers investigating a burglary at a home in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. The burglary occurred between 1am and 6am yesterday, Thursday 16 August 2018, at a property in Brownlow Street while the occup...
  • Witness appeal following serious injury collision on A31 in East Dorset

    15 August 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses after a serious injury collision on the A31 in East Dorset. Dorset Police was called just after 11pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018 following reports of a serious injury collision at Stag Gate, Almer, involving a silver ...
  • Update – man due in court in connection with fatal collision near Dorchester

    14 August 2018
    A man is due to appear at court in connection with a fatal road traffic collision near Dorchester. At around 6.25am on Monday 16 October 2017 a road traffic collision occurred on the A352 at Whitcombe. The collision involved a red Honda Civic and a silv...
  • Busy summer emphasises need for police merger

    14 August 2018
    During the busy summer for policing in Dorset discussions have been continuing about the creation of a new force incorporating Dorset Police and Devon & Cornwall Police. Chief Constable James Vaughan said: “The summer months are always some of...
  • Witness appeal following fatal collision in Bournemouth

    14 August 2018
    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bournemouth. At 8.34am today, Tuesday 14 August 2018, officers were called by the ambulance service to reports of a serious injury road traffic collision on the eastbound...
  • Witness appeal after suspected arson on Portland

    13 August 2018
    Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire at a house on Portland. Dorset Police was called at around 6am on Sunday 12 August to an address in Hamcroft, Easton. The fire started in the porch and caused significant damage to the loung...