Warwickshire hunt follower killed in gyrocopter incident

  • Police are investigating after a hunt follower was killed in an incident at a Warwickshire airfield earlier today (Monday March 9).

    Emergency services were called to Long Marston Airfield, in Lower Quinton, at 3.10pm after a collision involving an aircraft and a pedestrian.

    A man who is believed to be in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been following the Warwickshire hunt.

    Two people were arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody at Leamington Spa where they will be questioned by officers.

    DCI Adrian McGee said: “I can confirm that we are dealing with an incident at Long Marston Airfield involving a gyrocopter and that sadly a man has died as a result of the incident.

    “It is far too early to tell what has occurred at the airfield at this stage. We will be conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances to establish exactly what happened here today.”

    A spokesman for the Warwickshire told H&H: “A tragic and fatal accident happened at Long Marston today involving a keen follower of the hunt.

    “There has been a gyrocopter following the hunt for several weeks.”

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