Woman arrested after being picked up on the A31 near Bere Regis

A WOMAN was arrested after being picked up on the A31 near Bere Regis.

Police were called after it was reported a Hyundai Tucson had come to a halt on route at some time between 7.30pm and 8pm on Saturday night (January 20).

A man stopped to help and gave the female driver a lift to the nearby The World’s End pub, at Almer, it is understood.

Following enquiries, officers arrested a 28-year-old woman from Ferndown on suspicion of a driving offence. She was subsequently released on police bail.

PC Ramsay Inkster, of Dorset Police, said: “We are continuing to make enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident and I am keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with information that might assist our investigation.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the man who gave the woman a lift to The World’s End pub so we can get his account of what happened.

“I would like to stress that we are treating this individual purely as a witness who can help our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240010432. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously via, or by calling 0800 555 111.