A paraglider who collided with a power cable in Eastington this afternoon has died.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said: “Earlier today, around 1.20pm, emergency services were called to a report of a paraglider hitting power lines in Eastington, Stonehouse.

“The local man, aged in his 40s, was paragliding solo when he hit power lines over a nearby field.

“Sadly the man was pronounced dead at the scene and his next of kin has been informed.

“Emergency services remain at the scene.”

Following a power cut this afternoon due to a 'high voltage fault' associated with the accident, the supply has been returned to most properties in the area, and Western Power say they are 'working to restore the remaining properties by approximately 7.30pm.'