A Basingstoke man has died after becoming trapped underneath the tail lift of his vehicle, an inquest heard.

Rodney Peter Tiller was pronounced dead on Sunday, September 13, at The Dell Cottage in Shedfield, which is a hay bale yard.

Winchester Coroner's Court heard that the 52-year-old went to check the rear trailer of his articulated vehicle.

The tail lift reportedly failed and it fell from the closed position, trapping Mr Tiller underneath.

Emergency services were unable to resuscitate the Culver Road resident.

A post mortem report by Home Office pathologist Dr Russell Delaney states the preliminary cause of death as neck and chest injuries.

Senior coroner Christopher Wilkinson adjourned the full inquest to May 26.