A service will take place this month in remembrance of victims of road incidents.

Dorset will hold its first public service in memory of those injured and killed on its roads and give thanks to people who attend accidents, including the emergency services.

The service, taking place at Wimborne Minster on Saturday, September 21, is being held by Bishop of Sherborne, the Rt Revd Karen Gorham and chaplains who serve the Dorset Police.

It will be an opportunity for those injured, those who have lost family or friends and anyone else who would like to gather in remembrance.

Bishop Karen said: “Since living in Dorset I have been aware of the dangers of our road system and the number of accidents and fatalities there are year on year. Whilst this year we are relieved to hear that this number has decreased, I know many people are affected by road traffic accidents be they relatively minor or severe, including the families and friends of those involved. It is with this in mind that in partnership with Dorset Police, their part-time chaplains and Wimborne Minister I have decided to hold this service in September and invite all those who have been affected.”