A horse and its rider were both injured when a van hit them - and the van driver fled the scene.

Emergency services were called to the A4019 at Coombe Hill at 9.55am on Tuesday, September 7 following reports that a horse rider and white Luton van had collided.

It was reported that a number of horses were crossing the road when a van was attempting to overtake.

One of the horses became spooked and collided with the van and officers believe this may have happened due to the vehicle being too close.

The rider of the horse was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with a suspected leg injury after being thrown off and the horse sustained bruising.

The driver of the van left before police arrived and officers are asking them to come forward so that their details can be taken as well as an account of what happened.

Police in Tewkesbury are now appealing for witnesses to the incident.

They say that a number of motorists were in the area at the time.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage is also asked to get in contact with them by completing the following online form and quoting incident 129 of 7 September: gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report.

You can also call police on 101 and quote the same incident number.