Dorset

Murder inquiry after man dies in Dorchester hospital

A murder investigation has started after a man found with serious head injuries in Dorchester town centre died.

The 48-year-old was discovered at an address in High East Street on Tuesday morning by police officers called to the scene.

The victim died at Dorset County Hospital in the town later that day.

Dorset Police said they have arrested three men, aged 41, 47 and 54. They remain in custody.

Det Insp Marcus Hester, of Dorset police, said the incident happened sometime between 2345 GMT on Monday and 0815 GMT on Tuesday.

He urged witnesses to contact police.

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