A PEDESTRIAN has died after being hit by a car near a Hampshire cemetery.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the crash, which happened at about 12.30pm on Saturday, February 23.

The collision was described at the time as "serious" by police and happened on Alresford Road, Winchester, outside Magdalen Hill Cemetery.

The road was immediately closed for a number of hours and motorists were being advised to avoid the area following the collision, which involved a red Vauxhall Corsa.

Officers later confirmed that a 74-year-old man from Winchester was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Following the crash a Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "We have placed closures on the road which will remain in place for approximately three hours while we safely conduct enquiries at the scene.

"Please avoid the area until further notice and thank you for your patience."

Hampshire Constabulary is now asking member of the public who witnessed the incident or have dashcam footage to come forward.

A spokesman said: "Sadly, we are now in a position to confirm that the pedestrian died as a result of the collision.

"We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam footage that could assist our enquiries."

Anyone with information can call police on 101, quoting reference number 44190065751, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.