A biker has died in a crash on the coast road.

Emergency services were called to the B3157 shortly after 5.30pm on Sunday to reports of a collision between Portesham and Chickerell

It involved a black Triumph motorcycle and a green Daihatsu 4x4.

Emergency services, incuding the air ambulance, attended and the motorcyclist, a man aged in his 20s from Stroud in Gloucestershire, was treated for serious injuries. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family has been informed and is being supported by specially-trained officers.

The two occupants of the Daihatsu were taken to hospital for treatment to minor injuries.

Police are now appealing for witnesses, anyone with relevant dashcam footage, to come forward. 

Sergeant Mark Scammell, of the traffic unit, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the motorcyclist at this time and we are carrying out a full investigation to establish the exact circumstances of this collision.

“I am appealing to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to contact us. I would also urge anyone who was driving in the area at the time with dashcam to check their footage to see if they may have captured the collision or the manner of driving of the vehicles involved prior to it.

“Finally, I would like to thank members of the public for their patience and understanding while the road closures were in place. These are necessary to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident safely and for a detailed examination of the collision scene.”

Road closures were put in place to allow the emergency services to respond to the incident and for an examination of the scene to be carried out.

It reopened around midnight.

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police via email at scit@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 8:323.

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