THE A31 has been closed in both directions tonight after a two-car crash at Winterborne Zelston, near Sturminster Marshall.

The collision between a silver Peugeot 206 and a white Renault Megane took place around 8pm.

The road was still shut between the B3075 Morden turn off and the A350 Poole Road at the Roundhouse Roundabout at 10.15pm.

A Dorset police spokesperson said two people had been taken to Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, with suspected minor injuries.

The spokesperson added the road closure was to allow for the vehicles to be recovered and to clear debris.