DORSET Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has won an award for supporting diversity.

He was awarded the Steve Collier award at the Bourne Free Pride Weekend – Bournemouth’s long-running LGBTQ+ event, which was forced to be held virtually this year.

The award, named after one of the event’s founders who died from cancer in 2010, is given every year in recognition of an individual who has carried out work to promote diversity and inclusion.

Mr Underhill said: “Bourne Free has been an important date in my diary for years, and Steve was a good friend of mine, so it’s a huge honour to have received this award.

“Championing diversity and inclusion has been a major priority of mine during my time as PCC, and it’s hugely rewarding to have this recognised.”