ONE person has been seriously hurt in a crash involving a car and a motorbike this morning.

Police and the ambulance service were called to the A357 near Shillingstone at 6.47am.

The road is now closed and diversions have been put in place.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "Road closures have been put in place as the emergency services respond to the incident. One person is being treated for injuries that are believed to be serious."

"Please find an alternative route.

"Access only to Shillingstone village."

More to follow.