A motorcyclist was left hospitalised with serious injuries after being hurt in a crash with a car.

Police said a red Triumph motorcycle and a red Volkswagen Golf collided on the A4074 near Dorchester at around 6.15pm on Monday (March 18).

The accident happened between the Berinsfield and Burcot roundabouts.

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The motorbike rider, a man in his 20s suffered serious injuries and is in a stable condition in hospital.

The driver, a man in his late teens, suffered minor injuries, police have said.

No arrests have been made.

Police are appealing for information.

Investigating officer PC Naomi Padgett, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to the collision to come forward as well as anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the incident."

Anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police either through an online form on the force's website or by calling 101, quoting the reference 43240126534.