Crime

Detectives investigating an alleged aggravated burglary in Gillingham are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. At around 2.30pm on Tuesday 13 October 2020 it is reported that two men entered a commercial …
Dorset Police

There are illegal drugs in Gillingham but the town does not have a drugs problem, local councillors were told this week. Police community support officer Nicky Fear also told a meeting of Gillingham …
swan arrow Dorset

Police officers investigating an incident where a swan was shot in Poole are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. Dorset Police received a report at 8.47am on Monday 21 …

Dorset Police has been working alongside Natural England and the RSPB following two raptor persecution incidents in North and East Dorset. Raptor persecution – which is one of the UK wildlife crime priorities …
CCTV camera

A man who was caught stealing money on a camera installed at the Gillinham home of a vulnerable victim he repeatedly targeted has been jailed. Samuel Cooper, aged 35 and of Lodbourne Green, …

Police officers investigating a racially aggravated criminal damage incident in Blandford are issuing a CCTV image of the suspect. At 3.27am on Thursday 3 September 2020 racist wording was sprayed onto a shop …
national crime agency

A barber who returned to the UK from Brazil with £300,000 worth of cocaine hidden in suitcases has been jailed. Jhonatan Martins Kirchhoff, 22, from Commercial Road, Bournemouth, told National Crime Agency investigators …
Dorset police

Police officers are issuing a warning to members of the public following a series of reports of scam calls in North Dorset. A number of reports were received of calls made to members …
anti-social behaviour Gillingham Dorset

Nearly 2,700 people have given their views on anti-social behaviour in Dorset as a major survey into the issue reaches its halfway point. The survey, launched last month by Dorset Police and Crime …