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A man has been charged and is due to appear in court in connection with a serious road traffic collision near Shaftesbury. The incident involving three cars occurred on the A350 near to the Littledown Business Park was reported at 3.08pm on Thursday 25 May 2023. Emergency services attended, and a...
Officers investigating an alleged assault in Gillingham are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. It is reported that between 12.30pm and 2pm on Saturday 9 December 2023, a woman was assaulted by a man near the train station in Station Yard. The man and woman were carrying...
Officers are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to identify as they investigate a burglary in North Dorset.At around 12.20am on Saturday 25 November 2023, entry was gained to the Weymouth and Sherborne Recycle Centre in Shaftesbury Lane, Blandford. Officers attended the scene and found damage...
With Charity Fraud Awareness Week taking place between 27th November and 1st December, Ansvar, a leading specialist insurer for the charity, not-for-profit and faith sectors, is raising awareness about how organisations across Dorset can be proactive to protect their assets, reputation, and beneficiaries. The week serves as a vital initiative to promote...
A husband and wife from Bolton have been convicted for selling counterfeit goods at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in August 2022. They appeared before Bolton Magistrates on the 7 November 2023 for sentencing having previously pleaded guilty to 9 offences under the Trade Marks Act 1994 at Weymouth Court. The...
A former Dorset Police officer has been sentenced to 16 and half years in prison after being convicted of eight sexual offences, including two counts of rape. Ravi Canhye, aged 47 from Poole, was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court on Thursday 5 October 2023 after being convicted the previous day...
A serving Dorset Police officer has been found guilty of sexual offences including two counts of rape. Following an eight-day trial at Winchester Crown Court, Police Constable Ravi Canhye was convicted on Wednesday 4 October 2023. The jury found him guilty of eight sexual offences – two rapes, one attempted...
Update: Officers searching for a dog reported stolen in North Dorset are able to update that she has been found.It was reported on Sunday 10 September 2023 that Jessie, the German Shepherd, had been stolen from her home in rural Gillingham. Following enquiries by officers, she has been found safe and...
Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a hate crime incident in Bournemouth. At around 8pm on Tuesday 5 September 2023 the victim, who is aged in his 60s, was leaving an address in Wakely Road when he noticed two men stood outside of the gate. Unprovoked, they...
A car trader from Essex has pleaded guilty to selling an unroadworthy car described by the magistrates as a ‘death trap’ to a Dorset consumer. Adam Hussain, 33, of Hornchurch, Essex who is the sole director of The Car Company Essex Ltd., ran a second-hand car sales business trading as...