Man arrested on suspicion of murder in connection to West Parley crash

The Horns Inn, West Parley

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a car crash in West Parley.

The woman, in her 40s, involved in the crash was found laying unconscious outside the Horns Inn in West Parley, Dorset.

Police said that the pair knew each other and that they have initially arrested the man on suspicion of attempted murder, but have now rearrested him on suspicion of murder after the woman died in hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Dixey, of Dorset Police, said:

“Our thoughts are of course with the woman who sadly died and her family.

“I would like to stress that the death is being treated as unexplained at this time and we have launched an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened. I would urge anyone with information to please contact Dorset Police.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any activity in the car park of the Horns Inn on the afternoon of Saturday 9 May 2020 and has not already spoken to police. I would also urge anyone who was driving in the area and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle to check their footage.”

Detective Chief Inspector Richard Dixey, of Dorset Police

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Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200065559. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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