Man dies after fatal collision outside Bestival

A man has died and a woman has been injured after being hit by a motor vehicle outside the Bestival festival site.

The pair were taken to hospital following the collision, which occurred just after midnight on Sunday (12 September).

The man later died in care but the woman’s injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 33-year-old man from Worthing in West Sussex has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A spokesperson for the festival said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family affected. We are assisting the police with their investigation."

Police are working with Bestival organisers to find out if anybody involved has a connection to the event.

Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding this collision is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation Team by phoning 101 or 0845 045 45 45 quoting Operation Baize. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call the police on 0845 045 45 45. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.