A MAN has been seriously injured and a horse killed in a serious crash in Stourport overnight.

Police closed the A449 southbound from the Mitre Oak Island, Crossways Green, to the Leaking Well pub in Dunhampton for around 12 hours following the incident which happened at around 11.40pm on Sunday, October 15.

Emergency services were called to the scene following reports of a collision between a vehicle and a horse on the road near Ombersley.

The driver of a Vauxhall Astra, a man in his 30s, sustained what police have described as “serious injuries” and he was rushed to hospital.

Another man aged in his 30s, who was driving a Vauxhall Vivaro van, sustained minor injuries and was assessed at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.

The horse sadly died at the scene.

Anyone with any information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 742s of 14 October 2018.