A horse has been killed and two riders injured in a road accident in Northamptonshire earlier today (Tuesday 24 August).

The accident happened at around 8.45am when a car collided with a horse on the Braybrooke Road in Great Oxedon.

One rider, a man from Market Harborough, was seriously injured and taken by air ambulance to Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry. The second rider suffered minor injuries and was taken to Kettering General Hospital by road ambulance.

One horse died at the scene while the other was unhurt and was tethered before being recovered by its owners.

The driver was unhurt and the road was closed for several hours between the A508 and Griffin Road.

No one was arrested but Northamptonshire police is appealing for information. Witnesses should call: 03000 111 222