A swan has been fatally injured after being hit by a car on a busy high street. 

Rural police from Basingstoke were called to the scene on London Road in Overton yesterday.

The injured swan was taken to a vets in Winchester. 

In a statement, the police said: "Basingstoke Rural Police attended London Road in Overton in relation to reports of a swan having been struck by a vehicle.

"Police took the injured Swan to a vets in Winchester. Unfortunately the animal's injuries were to severe to nurse it back to health."

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