A MOTORCYCLIST has been injured in a crash on the A35 near Charmouth.

Following the incident the road was closed to both directions of traffic between the A3052 junction and Berne Lane.

A police spokesman said they were alerted by the ambulance service around 4pm yesterday afternoon.

"The road was blocked on the A35 near to Newlands Holiday Park, Charmouth," they said.

"The motorcyclist came off due to the damp conditions, no other vehicles were involved.

"The rider was taken to Exeter hospital with arm injuries. The extent of injuries are unknown but certainly not life threatening.

"The road was reopened at 5.15pm."

A temporary diversion route was in place through Charmouth while crews worked at the scene.