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Van and power tools stolen by masked thieves from Bournemouth water purification site

A tipper van and power tools have been stolen by masked thieves from a water purification site in Bournemouth. The Wimborne Road site in Kinson was burglarized between 8pm and 9.10pm on Sunday March 6. Entry was forced into a storage container and an office building. A number of vehicle …

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Shiny Dorset Police HQ could pose ‘deadly threat’ to birds, council says | Wildlife

The shiny exterior of a new police headquarters in Dorset could pose a ‘deadly threat’ to the local bird population. Concerns have been raised by Wool Parish Council over the potential for bird mortality due to the reflective surface of the proposed building in Winfrith, the Dorset Echo reported. The …

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Inquiry into criminal damage at Pageant Gardens, Sherborne

POLICE have castigated ‘senseless’ vandals and launched an investigation after reports of damage to city center gardens. This morning (February 23) police were called to Pageant Gardens, next to Sherborne station, after reports of criminal damage to a sign and bin, which were toppled late last night or earlier during …

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Hundreds of child drug crimes in Dorset

CHILDREN have committed hundreds of drug-related offenses in Dorset in less than a decade, figures show. Thousands of child drug offenses are recorded by police every year in England and Wales – but critics of drug prohibition warn that giving a youngster a criminal record can have a negative impact …

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Appeal to establish the circumstances surrounding the deaths of teenagers in Dorset

Police are appealing for information to try to establish events leading to the deaths of two teenagers found at a Dorset beauty spot. The bodies of a 17-year-old girl and an 18-year-old boy were found at Bothenhampton Reservoir, near Bridport, on the morning of January 25. The deaths are being …

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Two people found dead in Bothenhampton Nature Reserve

POLICE are investigating after two youths were found dead in a nature reserve. Officers were called to Bothenhampton Nature Reserve in Bothenhampton near Bridport on Tuesday morning, where sadly the bodies of a man and a woman were discovered. Dorset Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. The families have …

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Two teenagers found dead in Bothenhampton Nature Reserve

POLICE are investigating after two teenagers were found dead in a nature reserve. Officers were called to Bothenhampton Nature Reserve in Bothenhampton near Bridport on Tuesday morning, where sadly the bodies of two youngsters were discovered. Dorset Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. The families have been informed and …

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Man assaulted in front of a McDonald’s in Boscombe

A MAN was punched in the face in front of a McDonald’s before being assaulted and robbed again in Boscombe. Between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday 29 December, it is reported that the victim – a Bournemouth man in his 20s – was punched in the face by …

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13-year-old caught driving electric scooter during ‘Bible rain’ on Dorset’s A road

Dorset Police specialist road crews shared a disturbing image of a rain-soaked electric scooter they caught driving on an A-road near Sherborne. Posting on the Dorset Police road pages without excuse, the team say: ‘The rain was sometimes biblical yesterday, with flash floods and very low visibility it was not …

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Revealed: Dorset residents honored by Queen in 2022

The former Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner and the Managing Director of Bournemouth and Poole Hospitals have been recognized in the Queen’s New Year’s Honors. Martyn Underhill, who received an MBE for mental health awareness and support services, and Debbie Fleming, who received an OBE for NHS services, were among …

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Man who murdered Dorset millionaire and tried to kill his own mother is doomed

The man who murdered Dorset millionaire Sir Richard Sutton has been sentenced. Budding artist Thomas Schreiber has been jailed for life, serving at least 36 years in prison, for the “cruel and senseless” murder of aristocrat Sir Sutton and for crippling his own mother. Thomas Schreiber was convicted after a …

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Crackdown on gangs flooding Dorset with drugs from Merseyside

A REPRESSION on the drug flood in Dorset by Merseyside gangs saw police make 15 arrests and seize Class A vehicles, money and a ‘gun’. Dorset Police worked alongside Merseyside Police to target gangs on roads and rail tracks to disrupt drug trafficking, arrest gang members, seize guns and protect …

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Strikethrough punter smashed glasses in Dorset pub in drunkenness incident

A drunk man showed up at a banned Dorset pub and smashed glasses in a random attack late at night – before “kicking” a police officer, he said. declared a court. Michael Doucas, 29, walked into the Half Moon pub on Half Moon Street in Sherborne around 12:30 am on …

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Woman fights for life after car crash at Poole Roundabout

An 18-year-old woman is fighting for her life in hospital after a car crash at Poole Roundabout. Police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to the Mannings Heath roundabout shortly after 5 a.m. on Sunday, November 21. The force had received a report of a single vehicle collision involving a blue Ford …

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Bike stolen in Ferndown Heist

POLICE investigating a burglary at an address in Ferndown appeal for witnesses and publish an image of a stolen bicycle. Between the afternoon of Saturday November 6 and the morning of Sunday November 7, 2021, entry was obtained at a Medway Road address via an unsecured temporary veranda door. The …

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Police search for missing 17-year-old Dorset boy

POLICE are looking for a 17-year-old boy missing from Dorset. Agents are asking the public for information to help locate missing Samuel McCall, who was in contact with his family for the last time on Tuesday, October 26. He is described as white, five feet eight inches tall and of …

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Searching for Missing Weymouth teenager Brandon Falshaw-Skelly

POLICE have appealed for missing persons to help locate a missing teenager from Weymouth. Brandon Falshaw-Skelly, 16, was reported missing on Saturday 23 October at 12:35 a.m. after being last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Friday 22 October in the downtown area. Brandon is described as white, five feet ten …

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MAPPED: every crime reported in the BCP in August

REPORTS of crime in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole fell in August despite a busy tourist month. According to the latest figures from police.uk, a total of 3,825 crimes were reported in the metropolitan area in August, up from 4,097 in July. August had the lowest number of reported crimes compared …

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WATCH: Unexploded device exploded on Weymouth beach

VIDEO shows the moment an “unknown object” exploded in a controlled explosion on Weymouth Beach. Police responded to a report of an object found in the water by a member of the public on a boat at Weymouth Marina at noon today (Tuesday 12 October). Nearby streets Westwey Road and …

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Woman in her 20s sexually assaulted near roundabout

A WOMAN in her 20s was sexually assaulted near a roundabout in Dorset, sparking a police investigation. Dorset Police Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT) is investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted near Springbourne Roundabout, Bournemouth, between 11:30 p.m. on Saturday 2 October and 1 a.m. morning on Sunday October …

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Man fights for life after crash on the A35 Upton Bypass

A MAN is fighting for his life following an accident on a Dorset road in the early hours of this morning. The man, in his thirties and from Wimborne, was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries as a result of the single vehicle crash on the A35 Upton …

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Man was filming female students in Holdenhurst Road

A MAN was seen filming female students as they walked along Holdenhurst Road before attempting to gain access to a university building. Police are investigating the incident which occurred around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 30. Two female witnesses to the incident were seen approaching a member of Tesco security staff …

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Dorset Police release statement following Wayne Couzens conviction

DORSET Police have released a statement following the conviction of former Metropolitan Police Officer Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard. The force said Couzens’ actions “do not represent policing” and that it is “crucial” to have the trust of Dorset communities, especially women and girls. The statement reads: …

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Dorset Police investigate Rolex watch theft in Bournemouth

A SHOP employee was injured in the attempted theft of a Rolex watch which resulted in a car chase stretching from Bournemouth to Ringwood. Five men were arrested Thursday, September 23 after a high-speed chase resulted in a car crash outside Ringwood School. A Dorset Police spokesperson said: ‘Detectives investigating …

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Man airlifted to hospital after B3157 coastal road crash

A MAN was airlifted to hospital following a serious accident on a coastal road outside Weymouth. Emergency services were called to report a collision involving a tractor and a motorcycle on the B3157 between Nottington Lane in Langton Herring and Rodden in Portesham at 10:10 am this morning (Tuesday September …

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Man charged with alleged rape in Poole

The victim – a woman in her 30s – was approached by a stranger on a bicycle in the Westbourne area of ​​Bournemouth between 4.45am and 6am on Sunday 5 September. The man traveled with the victim to the vicinity of Poole Road in Branksome, where the reported violation took …

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Cliff Edge Rescue at Hengistbury Head

A JOINT operation saw rescuers descend the edge of a cliff after receiving reports of a woman in difficulty in the early hours of the morning. Coast Guard, Dorset Police and Air Ambulance Services all attended the scene at Hengistbury Head. A spokesperson for the Southbourne Coast Guard said: “[We …

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Alan Wilson, last seen in Poole, missing

A “VERY upset” man has been missing for several days and officers are “increasingly concerned” for his well-being. Alan Wilson, who is 60, was reported missing just after 11:00 a.m. on July 31. The last confirmed sighting of him was at Ringwood Road, Poole, around 4:30 p.m. on July 30. …

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CPC names favorite candidate for Dorset Police Chief Constable

Deputy Chief Constable Scott Chilton has been named the preferred candidate for Chief Constable of Dorset Police. The decision was announced by Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick, but will be subject to a confirmation hearing by the Dorset Police and Crime Committee on August 12. If confirmed, he will …

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Police warning ahead of the game against England

POLICE calls on football fans to make Sunday’s European final an “unforgettable evening for all the right reasons and not for regret” England face Italy at 8 p.m. on Sunday and pubs and venues are expected to be filled with people gathering in groups to watch the big game. Additional …

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Improvements to domestic violence services in Dorset

DORSET Police have launched three new operations to improve domestic violence services across the county. The new services aim to o transform the way they respond to and support victims of domestic violence following an increase in reporting during nationwide closures. In Dorset there was a 25% increase in domestic …

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Boys threatened in Poole knife theft

TWO school children were threatened with a knife during a robbery in broad daylight. Two boys from Bournemouth have been arrested for theft and are assisting officers in their investigations. Households in the Oakdale residential area where the incident occurred were asked to check their home video surveillance systems for …

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Burglary at Gillingham Church

POLICE are investigating after burglars broke into a church in Dorset. Officers investigating the heist, which took place in Gillingham, are calling for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. According to a police statement, it was discovered at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 3 that entry had been …

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Weymouth man arrested on suspicion of allotment brawl

A PENSIONER was arrested on suspicion of a fight after apparently ‘brandishing a knife’ against two people on a housing estate in Weymouth. Police were called on Tuesday after the man allegedly threatened people while in possession of a knife in the White Roughet housing estates on Barclay Road. The …

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