A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a 70-year-old man in Sherborne.
Police were called to an address in Ridgeway on Tuesday (May 21) evening following a report of a serious assault.
Upon arrival, officers found a man aged in his 70s in need of urgent medical treatment.
He was airlifted to a nearby hospital but later died from his injuries.
A 36-year-old man from Sherborne, meanwhile, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police say the victim and alleged offender were known to each other.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting incident number 21:349.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.