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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash near Bridport

Police are appealing for witnesses of the collision. Credit: ITV West Country

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision near Bridport, which left a 75-year-old man from Torquay dead.

At around 5am today a serious collision occurred between a white lorry and an orange Daewoo Matizt car on the A35.

The lorry was heading toward the Crown roundabout when it collided with the car, which was heading in the opposite direction.

The driver of the car died at the scene but the lorry driver was uninjured.

The A35 is closed in both directions to allow collision investigators to carry out an examination.

I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this collision, or the manner of driving of either vehicle, prior to the incident, to please call me on 101. All calls will be treated in strict confidence.

– Police Sergeant Dave Stroud, Dorset Police Traffic Unit

75-year-old man dies in A35 Bridport lorry crash

Police are still at the scene of the collision. Credit: ITV West Country

The police have confirmed that a 75-year-old man from Torquay has died following a collision between a car and a lorry on the A35 in Bridport.

The road will remain closed in both directions for at least another hour, as investigations continue.

Diversions via a local route using the B3162 are causing long queues around the town.


A35 likely to be reopened around lunchtime

Police, ambulance services and fire crews were at the scene of a serious collision on the A35 in Bridport town centre earlier today.

The A35 has been closed in both directions from Crown Roundabout to the Mitsubishi Garage.

The road is expected to remain closed until later this morning, while investigators examine the scene.

Serious accident closes A35 in Dorset

The A35 is shut in both directions in Bridport following a collision between a car and a lorry.

It happened just after 5am in Sea Road South.

The road is expected to be shut for most of the morning.

Traffic is being diverted via a local route using the B3162 through Bridport.

WATCH: Dolphins decide to race Dorset rowers

Bottlenose dolphins showed up beside the boat. Credit: Bridport Gig Club

See the wonderful moment a pod of dolphins decided to race a rowing boat off the coast of Bridport in Dorset.

It was captured by members of the Bridport Gig Club at West Bay, as some of their junior members rowed past the iconic East Cliff.

The rowers said they were amazed to see the playful bottlenose dolphins swimming alongside the boat.


Woman gives birth - WITHOUT knowing she's pregnant

For anyone who's struggled through nine months of pregnancy facing morning sickness, cravings and tiredness - it's almost impossible to believe that someone could give birth without realising they were even pregnant.

But that's what happened to 24-year-old Nikki Kelly from Bridport in Dorset, when on the 5th January she gave birth to son James on the bathroom floor.

Jonty Messer reports.

Corn dolly record attempt

Audrey Rolfe is attempting to weave the world's longest corn dolly Credit: ITV Westcountry

A pensioner from Bridport is hoping to weave the world's longest corn dolly.

Audrey Rolfe's efforts will be on show at this weekend's Dorset County Show. She's aiming for it to be 60 feet long.

Corn dollies are plaited to celebrate the harvest. She's chosen a design known as a Welsh fan.

CCTV image following Bridport shop theft

Do you recognise this person ? Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Bridport have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following a theft from a shop in the town.

The incident took place at around 11.30am on Tuesday 7 January 2014 in Waitrose along West Street.

A man took two large bottles of red label Smirnoff Ice Vodka and left the shop without paying.

Police Constable James Mullin, of Bridport police, said: “Following enquiries, I am now able to release 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 call Dorset Police, in confidence, as soon as possible.

“I am also appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact police.”

No arrests have been made.

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