Three people arrested in connection with a man's death have been released from custody on police bail.

As reported, police were called at 9.05pm on Saturday, March 18, to reports of an assault at an address in Milford Road in Dorchester. 

A man aged in his 60s sustained serious injuries to his head and was taken to hospital for treatment.

He died yesterday morning, Saturday, and the ongoing investigation into the incident was taken on by detectives from Dorset Police's Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT).

Two men aged 18 and 20, who were arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiring to pervert the course of justice, and a 44-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice and assisting an offender have all been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

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The victim and bailed individuals were known to each other.

Detective Chief Inspector Simon Huxter, of MCIT, said: “The man’s family have been informed of this latest development and our thoughts continue to be with them all. 

“Our enquiries into his death remain ongoing.

"We understand this incident will be of concern to the community and officers from the neighbourhood policing team can be approached to discuss any specific issues.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting 55230042487.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.