Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Simon Hayes said: "This is a very sad day for Hampshire Constabulary and a tragic loss of a police officer in the course of his duty.
"This tragic incident highlights the fact that police officers regularly put themselves at risk in performing their duty and in protecting the public. Our thoughts and sympathy go to his family and colleagues at this very difficult time."
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Another cold and frosty night lies ahead, but the winter sunshine prevails for Friday.
Staying cold and frosty with plenty of winter sunshine.
Plenty of sunshine for some, but a little more cloud in the east and feeling cold