A PENSIONER has died after a crash in the New Forest.

Police were called to the B3054 Main Road in Walhampton, near Lymington, at 8.44pm last night following the incident.

The crash involved a grey Skoda Octavia and a white Ford Transit van and the driver of the Skoda, a 72-year-old man from Portland, Dorset, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

The 39-year-old man driving the van was uninjured.

Officers are investigating and want to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash or knows what happened.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting reference number 44180057635, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.