A man has died in Hampshire after his horse bolted.

Terrence Eastman, from Waterlooville, was travelling in a horse and trap on the Hambledon Road towards Clanfield at around 10am on Sunday (14 August) when he was thrown from the carriage.

The 52-year-old was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance, where he later died.

According to police a 40-year-old woman who was travelling with Mr Eastman got out of the trap to calm the spooked horse, but the animal bolted and took off with the carriage with Mr Eastman still in it.

The trap hit a road sign and threw Mr Eastman.

Police are treating it as an accident.