A crash closed a west Dorset road last night.

Police were called to the scene of a crash on Portesham Hill.

The road was closed between Hardy’s Monument and The King’s Arms pub to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Police have now confirmed that a man from Bridport has died.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "Officers were called to the scene of a road traffic collision on Portesham Hill in West Dorset.

"We would ask motorists to please seek alternative routes."