TRAFFIC on the A35 near Chideock has been experiencing delays due to a road traffic collision.

A spokesman for Dorset Police confirmed that there was a collision in the village involving a motorcycle and a car just before 3pm this afternoon.

He said the motorcyclist was taken to Dorset County Hospital as a precaution but is not believed to have been seriously injured.

Motorists faced long delays in the area around the time of the incident but police reported that the route was clear at around 4.30pm.