Waterlooville man killed in horse and trap incident

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A MAN has died after a tragic accident involving a horse and trap.

The 52-year-old man, from Waterlooville, was in the trap when the horse became agitated. A 40-year-old woman who was also in the trap got off to calm the horse down but it bolted, dragging the man in the trap with it.

The trap crashed into a road sign and the man was thrown out into the road, suffering serious injuries.

The incident happened in Hambledon Road, near Clanfield.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died on Sunday. The woman and horse were uninjured.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to the driver of a yellow Mini which was travelling through the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Mark Weller at Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Calendonia.

Alternatively, call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.