A MAN suffered a cut to his head after being struck by an object flung from a catapult, police say.

Officers were called last night after the man, out for a walk on Micheldever Road in Whitchurch, was struck by the object, which came from a moving car.

It happened at around 6.30pm, police say.

Their enquiries are ongoing, whilst a social media post of someone in the area at the time says that the man is "lucky to be alive".

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We were called at 6.39pm on April 25 to report of man having been injured by an object that had come from a moving car.

"The man had been walking along Micheldever Road.

"He suffered a cut to his head as a result. It is believed his injury may have been caused by a catapult. Enquiries are ongoing."

Anyone with any information can contact the police on 101, quoting reference number 44200146261.