Lloyds bank in High Street Man attempts to scam Swanage shopkeepers Shopkeepers in Swanage in Dorset alerted the police after a man tried to con a sales assistant by claiming he hadn’t received the correct change. 2 weeks ago
Swanage Beach Local man arrested after alleged ‘public order incident’ in Swanage Following reports of a man acting suspiciously on Swanage Beach in Dorset, police have arrested a man in his 30s. 1 month ago
Pineapple Project has already launched in Weymouth Pineapple Project aims to improve safety for young women in Swanage Businesses in Swanage in Dorset are being asked to sign up to The Pineapple Project, an initiative dedicated to safeguarding young women. 2 months ago
Foleys Gararge Harmans Cross Cigarettes stolen from Harmans Cross garage A petrol station at Harmans Cross near Swanage in Dorset has been targeted by burglers. 5 months ago
Three e-scooters next to police car Don’t buy e-scooters for Xmas, warns Dorset Police commissioner Families in Swanage and across Purbeck have been advised not to buy electric scooters as Christmas presents or run the risk of having them confiscated. 6 months ago
Photos found in a tent at Studland may lead to the identity of a man found dead there Police in photo plea to identify body found in Studland Dorset Police have made a public appeal for help identifying a man whose body was found near a tent pitched in Goathorn Woods, Studland. 7 months ago
Swanage Coop Swanage Co-op closed after overnight burglary Thieves have targeted Swanage’s Co-op, stealing cash from the supermarket and causing damage to the till area. 7 months ago
Dorset Police's new mounted rural volunteer force was launched at Kingston Maurward College Neighbourhorse Watch scheme trotted out for Purbeck A mounted version of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme has been launched by Dorset Police, giving horse riders an official role in helping to make Purbeck villages safer. 7 months ago
A Dorset police rib and helicopter were sent to sightings of a deflated boat in Swanage Bay Significant cocaine haul recovered in Swanage Bay A large quantity of cocaine was recovered by police and brought ashore in Swanage on Friday 6th October 2023 - one of three similar finds off Purbeck shores in a ... 8 months ago
Man that police wish to speak to Police investigate alleged assault on woman cyclist in Wareham An image of a man that police wish to speak to has been issued following a report of a woman on her bike being hit round the head 8 months ago
Swanage seafront Teenagers attempt theft of cash from Swanage fundraiser Police were called during a fundraising event in Swanage, when four teenagers attempted to snatch a charity box containing the money raised during the evening. 8 months ago
Police desk reopens in Swanage Publicity push for Swanage’s newly reopened police front desk New technology has made it economically possible to reopen the police front desk in Swanage in Dorset. 9 months ago
Swanage police front desk office Dorset Police reopen front office in Swanage The police front desk inside Swanage Town Hall has been reopened as part of a pilot project aimed at improving face to face communication with the local community. 10 months ago
Institute Road Man banned from Swanage in connection with shoplifting Purbeck Police have questioned a man from Bournemouth following a number of shoplifting incidents that were reported to the police by Swanage shopkeepers. 10 months ago
The Crow's nest inn pub Man questioned by police over Swanage dog bite incident Dorset Police say a man in his 60s from Cumbria is assisting officers with their enquiries in connection with an incident where a boy was reportedly bitten by a dog. 10 months ago
Drugs confiscated by Purbeck Police Drugs and offensive weapon seized by police in Swanage Two people in Swanage in Dorset are under investigation by Purbeck Police following the discovery of illegal drugs at a property in the town. 10 months ago
St Mark's school Man arrested after incidents outside school in Swanage Police officers investigating the alleged assault on a woman and later on a boy in Swanage are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. 11 months ago
Dorset police's summer plan is set up to deal with a summer influx of thousands of tourists Police plan for summer tourist boom in Swanage and across Dorset Police presence is being heightened in Swanage and Purbeck ahead of an expected bumper summer of tourists in 2023. 11 months ago
Police meeting in Swanage Swanage residents promised increased police presence in town The Dorset police and crime commissioner told a packed public meeting in Swanage that a manned police front desk will be reopened but he couldn't confirm a date. 11 months ago
Bus stop at Station approach Teenager sustains ‘laceration’ to body in Swanage town centre Two boys aged 15 and 16 have been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent following an alleged assault on another boy aged 15 near Swanage bus ... 11 months ago
Duke of Wellington pub in Wareham Three men arrested after fight in Wareham pub A man in his 20s from Wareham in Dorset, was taken to hospital with facial injuries after an alleged assault in a pub in the centre of the town. 12 months ago
Police block off road to rave ( Police say ‘music has been turned off’ at illegal rave near Corfe Castle Around 1,500 people, along with an estimated 500 vehicles, attended an illegal rave in Purbeck over the bank holiday weekend. 12 months ago
Dorset Police chief constable Amanda Pearson Dorset chief constable pledges to fill gaps in Swanage policing team An increase in the number of new officers for Dorset Police means Swanage looks set to fill the vacancies in its neighbourhood policing team. 1 year ago
man and woman with dog Police still hunting for owners of dog that bit boy at Swanage pub A seven year old is lucky to be recovering after a dog reportedly bit the boy’s head in a Swanage beer garden. 1 year ago
Book of Condolences in the priory Church of St Mary, Wareham Church in Wareham burgled and silverware stolen Silver candlesticks, plates and chalices have been taken from the historic Lady St Mary Church in Wareham in a night time burglary. 1 year ago
Institute Road Swanage woman charged with attempted robbery at toy shop A woman has appeared in court charged with possessing a knife and attempted robbery at a toy store in Swanage. 1 year ago
Hare coursing can take place at night or during the day and police teams are ready at all times to respond Rural crime police team investigates hare coursing in Purbeck Dorset Police' rural crimes team dealt with nine incidents of hare coursing in February 2023 including some in Purbeck. 1 year ago
Cannabis factory in Wareham Wareham ‘cannabis factory’ photos released by Dorset Police New images have been published showing the extent of the large-scale cultivation of what’s believed to be cannabis, in a factory in Wareham. 1 year ago
Westminster Road industrial estate in Wareham Suspected cannabis factory in Wareham raided by police Five people have been arrested following the discovery of a large-scale operation on the Westminster Road industrial estate. 1 year ago
Welcome sign at Dorset Police HQ Swanage woman jailed for stealing cash from Dorset Police A former Dorset Police staff member from Swanage, has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to the theft of almost £15,000. 1 year ago
Bournemouth Crown Court Swanage man jailed for controlling and coercive behaviour A 25 year old man from Swanage has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after a court heard how he made death threats towards a former ... 1 year ago
car on fire Car fire ‘started deliberately’ in Swanage after earlier collision A man has been arrested after a car was spotted on fire at the back of houses in a usually quiet residential area in Swanage - WATCH VIDEO 1 year ago
Jewson's in Swanage High Street Group of teenagers assault and seriously injure man in Swanage Purbeck Police are appealing for information after a man received injuries to his face when he was attacked by a group of teenagers outside Jewson builders merchants in Swanage. 1 year ago
Heddlu Police sign Swanage man and Corfe Castle woman jailed after drug gang bust A man from Swanage and a woman from Corfe Castle have been imprisoned for their part in an organised crime gang which trafficked cocaine and cannabis from Dorset into Wales. 1 year ago
A World War 2 tank has been nearly destroyed at the bottom of Sandbanks Bay WW2 Valentine tank damage in Studland Bay prompts police inquiry Dorset Police are investigating the near destruction of a World War Two Valentine tank at the bottom of Studland Bay. 2 years ago
Lake at Blue Pool Tractor and power tools stolen from Wareham beauty spot A Wareham man has been arrested after machinery was reported stolen from Blue Pool near Wareham. 2 years ago
CCTV images of women wanted in connection with Clipboard thefts in Wareham Two women sought after pensioner loses £1,000 cash in Wareham Dorset Police have issued CCTV images of two women they would like to identify following a distraction theft in Wareham. 2 years ago
Sheep in a field Purbeck farmer attacked by man after dog chases sheep Dorset Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward following an assault on a farmer in a field near Wool in Purbeck. 2 years ago
Escapeline poster Swanage safe haven scheme in fightback against drug gangs Blue ‘S’ posters have begun appearing in shops and businesses throughout Swanage indicating safe places for children to go if they feel threatened. 2 years ago
Wareham Quay at night Police arrest man in Wareham after reports of indecent exposure Officers investigating reports that a man exposed himself and sexually assaulted a teenage girl in Wareham are appealing for witnesses. 2 years ago
Sainsbury's in Wareham Woman receives eye injury from thrown keys in Wareham A man has been arrested after a set of car keys were thrown at a woman through an open car window outside a Wareham supermarket. 2 years ago
Car for sale sign Local community warned about second hand car scam in Dorset Police are urging anyone selling a second hand car to be on the lookout for two men who've visited homes in Dorset and tried to scam sellers out of thousands ... 2 years ago
Ferry at Studland Indecent exposure incident on Sandbanks Ferry Officers investigating a report of indecent exposure on the Sandbanks Ferry in Dorset have released a photo of a man they would like to speak to. 2 years ago
East Bar in High Street Dorset Police update on assault outside Swanage bar A witness to an assault outside the East Bar in Swanage, in which one man received a serious head injury, is being sought by Dorset Police. 2 years ago
Police car in Dorset Man arrested by police investigating Swanage burglary Dorset Police say that following an alleged burglary in Swanage, a man has been arrested. 2 years ago
Man sought by Dorset Police Man with ‘Enzo’ tattoo sought by police after Swanage burglary As part of an investigation into a burglary in Swanage, Dorset Police have issued photos of a man they wish to speak to. 2 years ago
CCTV image released following theft of e-bikes in Swanage Purbeck Police are appealing for anyone who has any information about the identity of a man, pictured on security camera footage in Swanage, to contact them after the theft of ... 2 years ago
Man that police wish to speak to Police seek witness to Bovington stabbing An image from CCTV has been released by Dorset Police in the hope of identifying a man who they believe witnessed a knife attack in Bovington in Purbeck. 2 years ago
East Bar in High Street Local men arrested after serious assault outside Swanage bar Four arrests have been made following a disturbance outside a bar in Swanage which has left one man in hospital with a serious head injury. 2 years ago
Police car in Dorset Man charged with ‘exposure incident’ in Studland Dorset Police say that a man from Weymouth is to appear in court in connection with an exposure incident in Studland and a second incident near Dorchester. 2 years ago
cockfighting Wareham man sentenced to animal ban after filming cockfighting A 23 year old man from Wareham has been banned from owning cockerels and dogs for ten years after Dorset Police found distressing videos on his phone. 2 years ago
Rave at East Lulworth Illegal rave in Purbeck goes ahead despite police presence More than a thousand party goers descended on Ministry of Defence land at East Lulworth on Easter Saturday - WATCH VIDEOS. 2 years ago
Footpath markers on wooden stile Woman bitten by dog on Corfe to Swanage footpath Purbeck Police are appealing for witnesses, especially a horse rider, who saw a dog bite a woman in her 60s on her back. 2 years ago
Studland beach Large quantity of fuel stolen in Studland Purbeck Police are appealing for information after the theft of a large amount of diesel from a location in the central area of Studland in Dorset. 2 years ago
Police car in Dorset Swanage man and Corfe Castle woman charged with drug offences Six people have been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine, including four from Dorset, following an anti-drug operation. 2 years ago
Warren Wright and his wife on a beach Motorist jailed after car crash in Wool which killed popular teacher and dad A 41 year old man from Bournemouth has been jailed after it’s believed he fell asleep at the wheel causing a fatal multiple vehicle collision. 2 years ago
Police car in Swanage Theft from vehicles rises but overall crime falls in Purbeck Latest figures reveal a sharp increase in theft from vehicles last year across Purbeck including Swanage but Dorset Police say they've now got it under control. 2 years ago
Police car close up in Swanage Police appeal after 14 year old assaulted in Wool Following reports that a 14 year old boy was punched by two other teenagers in Wool near Wareham, Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come ... 2 years ago
Car in Swanage Police hunt for driver of car ‘hidden’ in Swanage The driver of a Mercedes car is being sought after they failed to stop for police and tried to hide the vehicle behind some flats in Swanage. 2 years ago
Lower High street in Swanage Three men arrested on suspicion of kidnapping in Swanage Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after reports that a man was assaulted and forced into a car in Swanage and driven away against his will. 2 years ago
Fore Adventure Studland adventure business ‘very sad’ after kayaks stolen Kayaks have been stolen from an adventure skills and leisure business based at Studland, near Swanage. 2 years ago
Footpath markers on wooden stile Owners of dog that bit woman in Swanage have come forward Following a media appeal, Dorset Police say that the owners of a dog involved in a bite incident in Swanage have contacted them. 3 years ago
Poaching Poaching in Purbeck prompts police call for vigilance The public is being asked to be on the look out for poachers who are active in Purbeck at this time of year. 3 years ago
Ducks and geese at pond Wildfowl killed in apparent deliberate act in Purbeck Purbeck Police are appealing for witnesses after two geese and six ducks were run over by a vehicle at East Creech near Corfe Castle. 3 years ago
Rural crime team Dorset Police use podcasts to help crack rural crime In a bid to connect effectively with hard-to-reach communities in remote areas like Purbeck, the rural crime team from Dorset Police have recorded a series of podcasts.  3 years ago
Car seized by police Car and motorbike seized by police in Swanage The Dorset Police No Excuse team patrolling in Swanage, have confiscated a motorbike and a silver Audi car for having no insurance. 3 years ago
Texaco Garage in Swanage Teenage boy allegedly robbed and threatened with knife in Swanage Four people from Poole have been arrested following an alleged robbery and assault on a teenage boy at the Texaco Garage in Swanage. 3 years ago
Three e-scooters next to police car Dorset Police seize e-scooters and issue warnings A surge in the illegal use of e-scooters on roads and pavements has prompted Dorset Police to take action over the summer. 3 years ago
Washpond Lane in Swanage Man indecently exposes himself to 13 year old girl in Swanage Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them, after a man indecently exposed himself to a teenage girl in Washpond Lane. 3 years ago
Redelivery scam text Swanage residents warned about parcel redelivery scam texts Citizens Advice in Dorset is warning residents to watch out for scam texts after a survey revealed that two thirds of people in the South West had been targeted. 3 years ago
Howards lane car park in Wareham Man in 80s has Rolex watch stolen by woman in Wareham Purbeck Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman in her 40s made unwelcome sexual advances to an elderly man in his car and then robbed him. 3 years ago
Stolen trailer Police appeal to reunite trailer seized in Purbeck with owner A suspected stolen trailer has been recovered by Purbeck Police and they are appealing to find the owner. 3 years ago
Dangerous car seized by police Purbeck Police Police seize dangerous car in Swanage with child passenger Purbeck Police has confiscated a vehicle in Swanage that was assessed as being in a dangerous condition. 3 years ago
Stolen bike Vigilance urged after spate of thefts in Swanage Swanage residents are being advised by Purbeck Police to check their security, after a number of bikes and other items were stolen. 3 years ago
Catalytic converter More catalytic converter thefts in Swanage Purbeck Police are warning that vehicles in Swanage are currently being targeted by catalytic converter thieves. 3 years ago
Stolen Trailer Trailer and quad bike stolen in separate thefts in Purbeck Dorset Police are appealing for information following two thefts that happened within five days - the latest in Corfe Castle and the other in the Swanage area. 3 years ago
Cannabis factory in Wareham Three men jailed for Wareham cannabis factory Following the discovery by Dorset Police of a factory producing millions of pounds worth of cannabis on the Sandford Lane Industrial Estate, three men have been sent to prison. 3 years ago
Roof Repair Fraudster jailed for conning elderly following Dorset Council prosecution Swanage residents are being warned to be vigilant of scam traders following the sentencing of a man who conned the elderly and vulnerable. 3 years ago
Police car close up in Swanage Swanage man jailed for possession of illegal drugs with intent to supply A Swanage man has been jailed for two years and nine months after being caught in possession of Class A and B drugs. 3 years ago
Purbeck Police seize quad bike Purbeck Police fine quad bike owners “destroying” land Covid fines have been issued to a group of people who were reportedly damaging a field on quad bikes - while also breaching lockdown. 3 years ago
lamb in field Purbeck Police appeal after 38 lambs stolen from field Following the theft of 38 lambs in the Wareham area, Purbeck Police are appealing for information. 3 years ago
Covid vaccine scam email Dorset Police warn of scam Covid vaccine emails Swanage residents have reported receiving scam emails offering vaccines - and Dorset Police are urging people to watch out for these fraudulent messages claiming to offer it for a charge. 3 years ago
Criminal damage near Washpond Lane Purbeck Police appeal after damage to protected land in Swanage Following reports of criminal damage to protected land in Swanage, the police are asking for anyone with information to come forward. 3 years ago
Scam text on phone Beware: Scam texts promising vaccine Swanage residents should remain alert for fraudulent texts claiming to offer the Covid-19 vaccination. 3 years ago
CCTV of indecent exposure suspect Dorset Police release CCTV image of Swanage indecent exposure suspect A photo of a man has been issued by detectives investigating the incident of a man rubbing his crotch in the area of Taunton Road in Swanage. 3 years ago
Police car close up in Swanage Two women from Wool arrested on suspicion of theft Dorset Police investigating a series of vehicle crimes in Purbeck have made a number of arrests, including two Wool women. 3 years ago
Capston Field in Langton Matravers Tipper truck stolen from Langton Matravers Dorset Police are appealing for help after the theft of a tipper truck from Langton Matravers, near Swanage. 3 years ago
PC Dave Cotterill, Superintendent Heather Dixey and PC John Upsher with the dedicated car Fines issued for lockdown breaches as Dorset Police launches Covid patrols Dorset Police says it has issued 20 penalties since officers began a new patrol called Operation Tattoo last week to enforce coronavirus restrictions. 4 years ago
Victoria Avenue Industrial Estate Police warning after thieves target tools in Swanage Residents in Swanage are urged to remain alert after a spree of burglaries in the town. 4 years ago
Welcome sign at Dorset Police HQ Nine arrested after crackdown on drug gangs in Dorset A police operation to disrupt ‘county lines’ drug gangs in Dorset has led to arrests and the seizure of illegal drugs, cash and a Jaguar car. 4 years ago
Police car close up in Swanage How should new Covid rules be policed in Dorset? Views sought from residents The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset has launched a survey asking how Dorset Police should enforce the new ‘Rule of 6’. 4 years ago
Burnbake entrance in dorset Two campsites near Swanage targeted by thieves Over the bank holiday weekend, the shop at Tom’s Field campsite and the main building at Burnbake were broken into and cash stolen. 4 years ago
Stolen bike Three mountain bikes stolen in Swanage Purbeck Police have put out an appeal after three mountain bikes were stolen overnight from a home in Herston in Swanage. 4 years ago
Two men suspected on theft captured on CCTV 12 year old boy robbed in Swanage Dorset Police has issued CCTV footage of two men, who are suspected of picking up the child by the waist and stealing his hoverboard. 4 years ago
Police arrest Coby Eke Swanage man jailed after dangerously driving at high speed After a high speed police car pursuit from Corfe Castle to West Parley, a 25 year old has been jailed for eight months - WATCH POLICE VIDEO. 4 years ago
Purbeck Police in Studland Criminal damage caused to car in Studland Police officers investigating damage to a car parked along Ferry Road in Studland are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward. 4 years ago
Days Park in Swanage Man sought by police after dog bites woman Police have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to, following a report of a dog bite incident in Swanage. 4 years ago
Graffiti on railway carriage Swanage Railway’s carriages vandalised by graffiti While Swanage Railway was fundraising to prevent financial ruin due to COVID-19, vandals broke in and damaged two of its heritage carriages. 4 years ago
Police car close up in Swanage Man arrested in connection with Durlston sexual assault Dorset Police say that detectives investigating a reported sexual assault in Durlston Country Park in Swanage, have arrested a man. 4 years ago
Anvil Point viewed from the sea Man wanted to assist police with enquiries into sexual assault at Durlston Police investigating a sexual assault in Durlston Country Park, have issued a photograph of a man that they would like to speak to. 4 years ago
Car damaged after crashing into bollard Drink driver arrested after car smash in Swanage A man has been arrested after crashing his car into a bollard in Cow Lane in Swanage. 4 years ago