Biker dies and passenger injured in Compton Abbas crash

A motorcyclist has died and his passenger seriously injured after a crash with a car in Dorset.

The 74-year-old biker from the Blandford area died at the scene of the smash near Compton Abbas Airfield on Sunday afternoon.

A 71-year-old woman who was riding pillion was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man from the Shaftesbury area on suspicion of driving offences and bailed.

Officers have appealed for witnesses to the crash, which happened on Higher Shaftesbury Road at about 15:40 BST.

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