Motorist dies in flood waters

Hampshire ford
The man tried to cross a ford in Hampshire this morning Photo: ITV Meridian

A man has died after his car became completely submerged in water while he tried to cross a ford in Hampshire.

Police were called to Thornford Road in Compton Wood in Hampshire at about ten past 9 this morning after getting reports of a vehicle being stuck in a ford.

A woman was able to escape from the car but the man had to be recovered from it and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman was taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital where she's being treated for shock.

It comes as almost 30 flood alerts remain in place across the South East.