A MAN from Wimborne was arrested after a car hit a tree near Blandford Camp at the weekend.

It is understood soldiers from the camp were involved in detaining a man after the crash, which happened just before 7.10pm on Sunday, September 29.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "We were called at 7.09pm on Sunday to reports that a silver Kia Picanto had gone into a tree near to Blandford Camp in Blandford Forum.

"A 20-year-old man from Wimborne was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving offences but de-arrested and taken to hospital as a precaution.

"He is assisting officers with their investigation."