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Murder probe launched in Sherborne after man in 70s dies

The crime scene in Sherborne. Credit: Len Copland

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.

Police at the scene. Credit: Len Copland

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.

Dorset Police has launched a murder investigation and will be conducting enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

A cordon has been put in place around an address in Ridgeway, Sherborne while crime scene investigators examine the scene.

Residents will see officers conducting house-to-house enquiries. However, if anyone has any information relating to the incident, I would ask that they contact Dorset Police.

– Det Supt Gavin Dudfield, Dorset Police Major Crime Team

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 21:349.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.