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A Dorset Police constable has been dismissed from the Force after being found guilty of gross misconduct at a public hearing. Between Tuesday 28 September and Thursday 30 September 2021, a misconduct hearing was held at Dorset Police headquarters in Winfrith to consider allegations that Police Constable Sean Ford breached...
Sergeant Robbie Jephcott 2343 goes off the rails in a shameful, ego fuelled display of aggression towards a driver who refuses to follow his unlawful demands. For your protection: ALWAYS RECORD THE POLICE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOlcqA0eq3E Why do they have to be like this? He is further undermining the reputation of the police....
Detectives who have arrested two teenagers in connection with an alleged serious assault in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report of a fight that had taken place in an alleyway between Court Road and Lorton Lane at around 9.20am...
The media is full of evidence highlighting drug use amongst senior Tories... and yet they are the ones pontificating. The Speaker of the House has even called in the Met police to investigate cocaine... use across Parliament and yet here we are again with harsher punishments to deter drug use,...
A man who was caught stealing money on a camera installed at the home of a vulnerable victim he repeatedly targeted has been jailed. Samuel Cooper, aged 35 and of Lodbourne Green, Gillingham, was sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 3 September 2020 to a total of three and...
A Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPOs) comes into force on 1 July that prevents people lighting fires, including BBQs, fireworks, lanterns, and campfires, in many areas across Dorset. Dorset Council is working with Forestry England and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire service to protect countryside area including heathlands, forests, and coastlines...
A Brexit Party candidate, Stephen Peddie, was found guilty this week of threatening to shoot Labour MP Dawn Butler in the Head. Peddie owns a licensed firearm. https://twitter.com/jdpoc/status/1480270000254504972?s=20 Peddie claimed it was justified in response to spending carried out by the MP on her property, reported by that first class...
Three men are due to appear in court in connection with an allegation of illegal fox hunting in North Dorset. It follows an investigation by Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team into an incident involving the Portman Hunt on Thursday 15 September 2022. The men – aged 21, 33 and 63 –...
A gross misconduct hearing, chaired by Chief Constable James Vaughan, found a former inspector guilty of gross misconduct and he would have been dismissed from the Force had he not already resigned. On Friday 15 May 2020 a gross misconduct hearing was held at Dorset Police headquarters to consider a...
Officers investigating a break-in to an outbuilding in North Dorset are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Between around 3am and 3.15am on Friday 9 February 2024, approximately two or three men – described as aged around 30 years old – gained entry to an outbuilding...