Crime

bats

A man who admitted destroying a roost for a protected species of bat has been ordered by a court to pay more than £7,000. Iain Russell Turner, aged 50 and of The Street …
Dorset police

A man who carried out targeted aggravated burglaries in Dorset armed with a stun gun, knuckle duster, baton and lock knife has been jailed for 15 years. Matthew Hoppe, 33 and of Henford …
Dorset police recuitment

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has cautiously welcomed a government announcement about new officer recruitment targets. The Home Office has confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England …
police Dorset

The Home Office has today, Wednesday 9 October,  confirmed the officer recruitment targets for police forces for the first year of the drive to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three …
police Dorset

Police officers are urging the public in East and North Dorset to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour following a spate of catalytic converter thefts. Between Wednesday 11 September and Tuesday 24 …
knife amnesty

Wiltshire Police  is today launching its knives amnesty and knife crime prevention fortnight. As part of Op Sceptre – the national knife crime prevention initiative, which is also launched today, bringing together police …
Abandoned vehicle

Wiltshire Council say they are taking a tougher approach with the owners of cars that are abandoned on the highway. The initiative came as a Tidworth woman was issued with a £200 fixed …
Dorset Police

Police officers have prevented an elderly Dorset woman from losing £35,000 to scammers and are issuing advice to avoid others from being targeted. Staff from Dorset Police’s Fraud Triage Team received information that …
police Dorset

Police officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a woman was robbed as she walked through Sherborne town centre. At 7.15am on Monday 2 September 2019 the victim – a local …