A person has died in a microlight crash in Devon, police said.

The light aircraft came down at Colyton in the east of the county near Lyme Regis today, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

A spokesman said: " Two people were on board and one person has been confirmed as deceased at the scene."

South West Ambulance Service said it sent paramedics and an air ambulance to the scene after being called at 9.46am.

A spokeswoman confirmed one man was pronounced dead at the scene and a second was taken by land ambulance to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.