A HUNT supporter has been killed after being hit by a gyrocopter suspected of monitoring hunting activities near Moreton-in-Marsh.

Police are investigating the incident which happened shortly after 3pm at Long Marston airfield on Monday afternoon.

A man in his 40s, believed to be keen hunt supporter Trevor Morse, was killed when the low-flying aircraft hit him. He was prounounced dead at the scene.

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

DCI Adrian McGee of Warwickshire police 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."

The incident happened after a hunt in Todenham on Sunday when people noticed the gyrocopter flying around the area.

Police could not confirm whether the same gyrocopter was involved in the accident. The identity of the pilot remained unknown and it was unclear whether any other passenger was on board.

Update to follow.