Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Motorcyclist killed in A272 crash near Winchester

A motorcyclist has died after his bike struck a telegraph pole in Hampshire.

The crash happened on the eastbound carriageway of the A272 at Bramdean, near Winchester, shortly after 17:00 BST on Wednesday.

Hampshire police said Jonathan Soper, 48, from Cheriton, who was riding a grey BMW motorbike, was declared dead at the scene.

Officers have appealed to any motorists who witnessed the crash to come forward.

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