Neighbourhood Watch

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Request for information from Police

Unfortunately residents in your area have been victims of crime. There has been several recent breaks to both garages & sheds & thefts of items from gardens in many parts of Purbeck. Most recently these following locations have been targeted – Rye Hill, Winterborne Tomson & Blandford Road. Dorset Police would like to remind you to secure items and lock your outbuildings. If you … Continue reading

Recent thefts from Lytchett

There have been a few crimes overnight in Lytchett Matravers that I would like to make you aware of. A trailer and a water bowser have been stolen from an address in Eddy Green Road (Ref 55160037456) and several chainsaws and assorted tools have been stolen from a garage in Hannams Close (Ref 55160037855). If … Continue reading

Scammers threatening businesses

Action Fraud has received several reports in the last 24 hours from businesses who have been sent online extortion demands from scammers threatening a cyber attack. The scammers, who call themselves the “RepKiller Team”, have been sending emails to businesses across the UK demanding payment of between £300-£500 in Bitcoins by a certain date and … Continue reading

Appeal for witnesses

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a cyclist sustained serious injuries near Bere Regis. The incident, in which a cyclist fell off his bicycle on the A35, was reported at 11.53am on Saturday 27 February 2016. The 85-year-old Dorchester man was taken to Poole Hospital with a number … Continue reading

Door to door salesmen

Police have received reports from residents of door-to-door salesmen acting suspiciously in the Purbeck area over the last couple of days. There have been suggestions on social media linking this to crimes such as dognapping. We would like to make it clear that there is no evidence to suggest this is the case and there … Continue reading

Recent crime update from Dorset Police

There has been an increase in burglaries in and around Upton & Lytchett Matravers in recent weeks.  This does not constitute a crime wave but we would encourage the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.  Several of the breaks occurred in isolated locations where there may not be many potential witnesses; … Continue reading

Good Citizen Award Scam

Action Fraud has been receiving reports of an advanced fee fraud whereby suspects phone a member of the public and claim to be calling on behalf of the UK (or British) Government Grant Department. They go on to state that the individual has won a Good Citizen Award – of typically £8,000 – and that … Continue reading

Reformed Burglar Issues Crime Prevention Tips To Residents

A reformed burglar who has spent 18 years in prison for committing various offences is helping Dorset Police inform local residents on how to avoid being burgled. Ex-prolific offender Martin Olive has convictions for burglary and breaking into vehicles and other offences. The 46-year-old has now stepped away from committing crime and is working with the … Continue reading

Request for information

Message from Dorset Police: “There have been unfortunate residents in your area which been victims of crime. There has been several recent breaks to both properties & garages in the Lytchett Matravers, Dorchester Road & Beacon Hill areas. If you see or have seen any suspicious activity and have any information such as a vehicle registration, then please contact Dorset Police on 101 with the details.”

Burglaries in Lytchett Matravers

Dorset Police would like to make you aware of two burglaries that occurred in Lytchett Matravers Monday at around 1 P.M.  Two white males were seen leaving one of the properties by a neighbour who alerted police.  A brown coloured vehicle was also seen acting suspiciously in the village around the same time and we believe it … Continue reading

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