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Dorset Police Appeals For Witness And/Or Webcam, Dash Cam or CCTV

Witness and dashcam appeal following serious injury collision in Weymouth


Dorset Police Officers investigating a serious injury road traffic collision in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.


The incident occurred at around 5.10pm on Monday 26 February 2024 in Albany Road involving a white Vauxhall Corsa and two pedestrians.


One of the pedestrians – a woman aged in her 70s – sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.


The second pedestrian was not injured.

Police Constable Stephen Pratt, of Weymouth police, said: “I understand several members of the public came to the aid of the pedestrians, but they have not spoken to police.
“I would ask these people to please get in touch, as well as anyone else who witnessed what happened.
“Also, if you were driving in the area and captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage, please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240029583. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.



Witness appeal following exposure incident in Weymouth


Dorset Police Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following an exposure incident in Weymouth.


The incident occurred at around 5.30pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024 as the victims – a man aged in his 30s and a child – were in Leamington Road.


It is reported that a man walked towards them and exposed himself. An altercation ensued between the victim and the man before they left the area.

Police Constable Daniel Goswell, of Weymouth police, said: “This was understandably a very unpleasant incident for the victims and we are carrying out numerous enquiries into the incident.
“I am appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area, or to residents who may have captured the incident on their doorbell or home security cameras, to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240030741. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.


Witness appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Bridport


Dorset Police Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with relevant dashcam footage to come forward following a report of a fail-to-stop road traffic collision in Bridport.


It was reported that at around 8.30am on Sunday 3 March 2024 a collision occurred in East Street, near to the Natwest bank, involving a pedestrian and a white Ford Transit van, which had been parked at the side of the road and was reversing.


The pedestrian, a woman aged in her 70s, reportedly fell to the ground and sustained a graze to her elbow. She did not require hospital treatment.


It was reported that the van involved did not stop at the scene.

Police Constable Maddie Barber, of Dorset Police, said: “We are investigating this incident and from our enquiries I understand there were a number of people in the area around the time of the collision.
“I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please make contact with us.
“I am also keen to hear from any motorists who were driving in the vicinity and may have captured relevant dashcam footage.
“Finally, I would urge the driver of the van involved to do the right thing and please come forward so we can take your account.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240032730. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.



Witness appeal following reported assault in Bournemouth


Dorset Police Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following an alleged assault in Bournemouth.


Dorset Police received a report of an altercation that occurred at around 7.30pm on Tuesday 27 February 2024 in Kings Park, near to the Vitality Stadium where AFC Bournemouth were playing Leicester City.


Officers attended and it was reported that an 18-year-old man from Leicestershire had been assaulted by another man. He sustained facial injuries including losing a tooth as a result of the alleged assault.


Following enquiries, a 36-year-old man from Leicestershire was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has been released on police bail as further enquiries are conducted.

Police Constable Sam Robinson, of Bournemouth police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this reported assault and I would like to hear from any football fans, or anyone else who was in the area, who witnessed what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240030233. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.



Appeal for information following theft of motorbike in Christchurch


Dorset Police Officers investigating the theft of a motorbike in Christchurch are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


It is reported that between 8.40pm and 9pm on Friday 1 March 2024, a white BMW K1600 GT motorbike was stolen by two men from outside a property in the Hillside Drive area.


Following enquiries, the motorbike was successfully recovered in Ringwood Road in St. Leonards.


One of the offenders is described as wearing dark clothing, with a head and face covering. The other offender is described as being shorter and stouter than the first and also wearing a face and head covering, as well as a bright green ribbed jacket and shoulder bag.

Police Constable Nicholas Burridge, of Bournemouth police, said: “We have been carrying out enquiries into this incident and I would urge anyone with information about those responsible to please contact us.
“I would ask residents to please check their doorbell and home security cameras to see if they have captured anything of relevance.
“Also, I would ask any motorists who were driving in the area around the time of the incident to please check their dashcam footage to see if they have captured anything that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240032395. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.


Appeal for information following report of attempted robbery in Bournemouth


Dorset Police Officers investigating a report of an attempted robbery in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.


It was reported that the victim – a man aged in his 40s – was delivering post in Queens Park Avenue at around 9.50am on Friday 1 March 2024 when a man approached him and allegedly tried to steal a post trolley.


The man reportedly then tried to grab the postal worker’s satchel bag before he was pushed away. The man then got into the back of a silver Jaguar parked on Mount Pleasant Drive.


It is reported that the driver of the vehicle then got out of the car and exchanged words with the victim before driving away.


Fortunately, the victim did not sustain any injuries and no items were stolen.

Police Constable Molly Macklin, of Bournemouth police, said: “We are making enquiries into this incident, and I am appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information that might assist our enquiries to please contact us.
“I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of the silver Jaguar.
“I would also urge motorists with dashcam who were in the area at the time, as well as residents with home CCTV systems or doorbell cameras, to please check their footage to see if they have captured anything of relevance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240031621. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.



Witness appeal following reported exposure incident in Bournemouth


Dorset Police Officers are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward following a reported incident of indecent exposure in Bournemouth.


It was reported that at around 8.15am on Monday 4 March 2024 a man was seen in a black Ford Focus estate parked in Beswick Avenue and was allegedly exposing himself and performing an indecent act.


Following enquiries, a 38-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure. He has been released on police bail as further investigative work is carried out.

Police Constable Tom Skinner, of Bournemouth police, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and from our enquiries we understand there are likely to have been a number of people in the area around the relevant time.
“I would urge anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity, or who has any information that might assist our investigation, to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240034174. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.


Reported burglaries in Weymouth – witness appeal as men charged


Two men have been charged as part of an investigation into two reported burglaries in Weymouth and police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.


Dorset Police received a number of reports from members of the public relating to two reports of burglary in Shirecroft Road at around 2pm on Monday 11 March 2024.


Officers attended and, following enquiries, two men were arrested in connection with the incident.


A 38-year-old man from Basingstoke in Hampshire and a 45-year-old man from Weymouth were subsequently charged with burglary and assault with intent to commit robbery and were remanded in custody prior to appearing at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 13 March 2024. They are next due to appear at Bournemouth Crown Court on Thursday 11 April 2024.

Detective Sergeant Claire Lloyd, of Weymouth Volume Crime Team, said: “We would like to thank the vigilant members of the public who reported this incident to police.
“This enabled officers to respond and take action, with two suspects now arrested and charged.
“We are continuing to investigate this matter and I would appeal to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please come forward.
“I would also urge residents and motorists who were in the area to check any CCTV systems, doorbell cameras or dashcam footage for anything that might assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240036918. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.



Public appeal following report of serious assault in Bournemouth


Detectives investigating a report of a serious assault in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.


It is reported that during the afternoon of Sunday 10 March 2024 the victim – a woman in her 30s – was assaulted by a man in the public toilets in the East Cliff area.


The victim was subsequently treated in hospital for serious injuries to her legs, arms, shoulders, back, head and face.


It is believed that the victim and the suspect are known to one another.

Detective Sergeant Emma Swann, of Dorset Police, said: “A detailed investigation into the incident is underway and the victim is being supported throughout our enquiries.
“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and saw or heard anything suspicious to please contact us.
“I am also aware that several members of the public came to the victim’s aid at the time of the incident and I am keen to speak to any of them who have not already contacted police.
“I would also ask residents with home CCTV, or motorists with a dashcam fitted who were travelling in the East Cliff area around the time of this incident, to please check their footage for anything of relevance.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240037557. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.



​Appeal for information following criminal damage and assault in Bournemouth


Dorset Police Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following an assault and criminal damage incident in Bournemouth.


At around 6pm on Wednesday 28 February 2024 two women were stationary in a car on Walton Road, near to then junction with Singleton Drive, when two men reportedly approached and smashed the rear windscreen and rear passenger side window.


They also opened the front passenger door and kicked one of the women, before the victims were able to drive away from the scene.


Both of the men were described as wearing balaclavas and one was reported to be wearing a black Trapstar jacket.

Police Constable Jake Grant-James, of Bournemouth police, said: “Fortunately neither of the female victims sustained any injuries as a result of this incident, but it must have been a very distressing experience for them.
“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries into this matter and I am appealing for any witnesses or any motorists who may have captured relevant dashcam footage to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55240030755. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.




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