Dorset Police are searching for a man who breached the terms of his release from prison. The public has been warned not to approach him.
A man has been reunited with his two sons in Dorset after fifty years apart.
Passengers who travelled on a ferry in gale force 6 winds are asking why the voyage was allowed to go ahead. Thirty cars were damaged.
The family of man from Poole who has been missing for nearly three weeks are appealing for him to make contact. Richard Gibbons, 54, was last seen at his home in the Alderney area. Police say a man fitting his description was seen getting off a bus in Wareham a fortnight ago.
Speaking out to Richard, his family said: "We love you dearly but understand that you may not wish to return home or wish us to know your whereabouts, but please make contact with someone to say that you are safe and well."
Children at a school in Dorset have been paying tribute to their headteacher who was killed in a car crash at the weekend.
St Joseph's Catholic Combined School in Poole, has been closed for the day as a mark of respect for Ally Mullany - who died on the morning of Sunday 14 April. A steady stream of children and their parents have been laying down flowers at the school in tribute to her.
Sarah Cooper sent this report from the school. Her interviewees aree Hugh Fogarty, Chairman of Governors, and Angela Maddley, one of the school parents.
Police hunting an armed robber have released a CCTV image of a suspect.
Detective Constable Jonathan Sainsbury, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the member of staff.
"I am releasing a CCTV image of a man who may be able to help us with our investigation.
“I would urge the man pictured – and anyone who recognises him – to contact Dorset Police, in confidence, as soon as possible.
“Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about the man responsible should call police urgently.”
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 05:492.
Police are hunting a robber who threatened a shop worker with a knife.
Detectives in Poole are appealing for witnesses to the robbery at M & J Stores in Winston Avenue in the Branksome area of the town.
The incident, which happened at around 8.45pm on Tuesday, saw a man demand money from the till before threatening a member of staff with a knife.
He left the scene with a quantity of money.
Police in Dorset are appealing for help to trace a man who may have information about an incident in which a girl was grabbed by a man in the Alderney part of Poole. The 15-year-old managed to get away. She was not injured.
Officers are appealing for witnesses who may have seen what happened between 3.30pm - 4.10pm on Friday 8 February in the subway on Ringwood Road near the Alderney roundabout.
Detective Constable James Batty, of Poole CID said:
“Following further investigation, I am now able to release an e-fit image of a man I am keen to speak with.
“I would urge the man pictured to make contact with Dorset Police as soon as possible.
“This has been a very upsetting experience for the young victim, and she has been left extremely scared.
“I would also ask witnesses and anyone with information about the incident to come forward as they might be able to assist with our enquiries.”
Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 12:245. Or call the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where they can remain anonymous.
Police in Poole hunting a sex attacker have released an image of a man they want to speak to.
The victim, a 26-year-old Christchurch woman, was inappropriately touched by an unknown man but did not sustain any injuries.
The incident happened along Commercial Road, near to the Civic Centre by the crossing leading to North Road, at around 8.30am on February 4.
Police Constable Deborah Day, of Poole police, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim.
“He (the offender) is described as a white man of slim build, around five feet eight inches tall with short brown hair.
“He was wearing blue jeans and a jacket with the hood pulled up."
Anyone who recognises this man is urged to call Dorset Police on the non-emergency number 101.
Twenty RNLI lifeboat volunteers from Poole have been recognised by the Queen for their contribution to saving lives at sea. They were presented with the Diamond Jubilee Medal by HM Lord Lieutenant of Dorset.
The local volunteers work at the the busiest RNLI lifeboat station on the UK coastline.
Tim Martin from Poole Borough Council says the council will review security at Poole Cemetery on Dorchester Road after headstones were vandalised last week.
Dozens of graves were vandalised at a cemetery in Dorset last weekend. Devastated family members found the damage at Poole Cemetery on Dorchester Road last Saturday morning. 30 headstones were pushed and kicked over. Floral displays and wooden crosses for the recently deceased were trampled on.
Council officials have been at the cemetery trying to put things back in order. Police have now released a picture of a footprint which they believe belongs to the suspect. A 23-year-old man was arrested and released without charge.
Police in Poole are renewing their appeal for witnesses and urging anyone with information to come forward after a large number of headstones were damaged at a graveyard in the Oakdale area of the town – with officers releasing an image of a shoe print found at the location.
The incident, in which around 30 graves were damaged, happened sometime between Friday 25 January 2013 at 3pm and the same time on Saturday 26 January 2013 at Poole Cemetery on Dorchester Road.
Some of the graves had been trampled on and flowers thrown around, and headstones and crosses broken into pieces.
Those damaged include the resting places of children and a 1916 World War I soldier.
Police Sergeant David Parr, of Poole police, said: “The tread is similar to that of a Reebok 321 branded sole, commonly used on the Reebok Classic trainer, although we are aware that other varieties and brands use the same design. It would appear this print is of adult size."
A 23-year-old man from Poole arrested in connection with this incident has been released without charge, and enquiries continue. Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 26:177. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.