A MOTORCYCLIST has been taken to hospital after crashing near Wimborne.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 1.40pm.

The crash, which involved a Harley-Davidson motorbike registered to a Wimborne man, happened near the Horton Inn on the B3078 towards Cranborne.

The motorcyclist, who suffered "bruising and abrasions", was taken to Poole Hospital, a spokesperson for Dorset Police said.

The road was closed at Woodlands and re-opened just after 3pm.