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A man has been charged following a fatal road traffic collision near Beaminster. Dorset Police received a report at 8.13pm on Wednesday 8 February 2023 of a collision in A3066 Main Road in Mosterton involving a blue Mercedes and three pedestrians. All of the pedestrians were taken to hospital by air...
Four men have been sentenced at court for a poaching offence in North Dorset following an investigation by Dorset Police’s Rural Crime Team. John Frederick Burton, aged 28 and of Basildon, Essex, Tommy Edward Catanach, 24 and of Romford, Essex, William Holmes, 22 and of Milton, Cambridgeshire, and Levie Lee,...
To mark this year’s Hate Crime Awareness Week, agencies from across the criminal justice system have expressed their commitment to increasing reporting and providing the best possible service for victims.It is vital that victims are empowered to come forward and we cannot overlook the importance of ensuring victims can...
Wayne Couzens has joined the relatively small group of killers in the UK who will die behind bars for their crimes. A court heard how the then Met Police officer falsely arrested Sarah Everard for breaching coronavirus rules to get her into his car, rape and murder her.Sentencing the 48-year-old, Lord Justice Fulford said...
Officers investigating a report of sexual assault in Gillingham are issuing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. At around 5.35pm on Friday 4 February 2022 the victim, an 18-year-old woman, was approached by two men as she walked along Shaftesbury Road, near to Park...
Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill is one of two PCC’s across the country, chosen to showcase his vision for Dorset at a key Victim Support meeting in London. Martyn Underhill and Wiltshire PCC Angus Macpherson have been invited to speak at a Board of Trustees meeting in...

Valuing our Volunteers

Marking Volunteers Week and Neighbourhood & Home Watch Week I would like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of police volunteers, OPCC volunteers and Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) who give up their time to support our communities. Their contribution is strengthening the public and policing partnership. They...
Following a CCTV appeal a boy has come forward in relation to an investigation into an alleged assault and theft of a mobile phone in Sherborne. It was reported that at around 11.20pm on Saturday 19 September 2020 the victim – a 19-year-old local man – was with friends at...
Officers are issuing CCTV images of a man they would like to identify and are appealing for information following an assault at a pub in Blandford. Dorset Police received a report at around 2.20am on Saturday 9 April 2022 that two men attempted to gain entry to the Kings Arms...
Dorset Police flies to new heights in a bid to raise awareness of how to prevent becoming a victim of burglary. A week of action is underway, which began on Monday 23 July and is running until Sunday 29 July 2018, reminding people to secure their homes this summer. As part...