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Motorcyclist killed in collision with car in Bridport

The road was closed for several hours. Credit: Google Earth

A 50-year-old man has been killed in a motorcycle crash on a main road in Dorset.

It happened at around 3:55 on Saturday 8 April. The victim's Honda motorcycle was in collision with a Skoda Octavia on the A3066 Sea Road North, Bridport.

The rider, from Martock, Somerset, died at the scene. His family has been informed.

The car driver, a 71-year-old man, and a 63-year-old female passenger, both from South Petherton in Somerset, were uninjured.

The road was closed for about five hours while police examined the scene.

I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the manner of driving of either vehicle immediately prior to the incident to please contact Dorset Police.

– Police Sergeant Joe Pardey

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101.


Police ready to shame pair who stole £50

The two suspects pictured in Morrisons Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Bridport have released CCTV images of two men who are suspected of stealing £50 - which was left uncollected at a cash point.

The incident took place at Morrison's supermarket at around 8.30pm on Thursday 25 February.

A local man was using the self-service checkout when he forgot to collect the notes he requested. Two other men then collected the money and walked out the store.

Following my investigation I am now in a position to release a CCTV image of two suspects. I would appeal to anyone who recognises these men to please call me on 101.

– Police Constable Alison Gale


Aerial footage shows scale of West Bay cliff collapse

There are renewed warnings about the dangers of our coastline after a cliff fall in Dorset, close to where a woman was killed in a similar collapse four years ago.

Hundreds of tonnes of rock fell onto the beach at West Bay - its the third collapse in the region this winter. No one is believed to have been hurt but the area remains closed.

Our Environment Correspondent Duncan Sleightholme used an aerial filming device to capture this amazing footage which shows the scale of the cliff collapse.

Large landslide closes West Bay

West Bay in Dorset has been closed after a large landslide.

Police and other emergency services are attending the scene near Bridport, but no one is believed to be trapped.

The beach has become closely associated with the series Broadchurch which was set near the iconic cliffs.

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