A motorcyclist has died after a crash with a heavy goods vehicle on the A272 near Langrish on Wednesday morning.

Police investigating the fatal collision, which happened close to the junction with Bordean Lane, are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Officers were called at 7.26am to reports of a collision between a blue Suzuki motorcycle and a heavy goods vehicle on the road between Petersfield and West Meon Hut.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 25 year old man from Waterlooville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We would ask that anyone with information to make contact. We would be particularly keen to hear from anyone with dash-cam footage that may assist our investigation.

"If you witnessed the collision, or saw the vehicles just prior to the incident, please call us on 101 with reference 44230204692. Alternatively, you can submit information online via https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/"

The police added at 3.40pm the A272 was expected to remain closed between Langrish and Bordean Lane "for a number of hours" as its investigation into the circumstances of the collision continued.

"We would like to thank you for your patience as we complete these enquiries," added the spokesman.