Motorists are being encouraged by police to take extra precautions when locking their cars. It's in a bid to reduce break ins.
The number of thefts from vehicles in Dorset has risen by more than 12 per cent so far this year. That means more than 350 offences. Dorset Police are reminding motorists to make their vehicles are securely locked and that there are no valuables left on display.
Lost or stray dogs is the most common enquiry to Dorset Police. Dorset Police deals with hundreds of calls in each day ranging from urgent 999 calls to general enquiries. A list has been released showing the current top enquiries:
In Dorset, there were just four candidates fighting for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner. The three main parties and an independent. It was won by the Independent and former Police Officer, Martyn Underhill with the Conservative second after second preferences were considered.
He became the first Independent to be elected to the role anywhere in the south west. Duncan Sleightholme reports.