The motorcyclist who died following a police chase has been named locally as Alex Sartain.

The 34-year-old was fleeing the scene of a shooting in MacCallum Road in Upper Enham on Wednesday when he crashed.

Police said he failed to stop for officers and crashed his bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Tributes have been paid to Alex by friends on social media. One wrote: "RIP Alex Sartain. I don't have any words to describe how I feel. One day we'll meet again. Fly high, brother." 

It comes as Cllr James Nash, who is believed to have been shot by Alex a short time before, remains in hospital in critical condition. 

His wife Sarah Nash, a scientist, was also injured in the incident. 

The exact cirumstances remain unclear. 

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Alex's next-of-kin have been informed and formal identification procedures are ongoing.

Hampshire Constabulary has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct. This happens when a suspect dies in police custody or while in pursuit of police.

Officers also attended an address in Enham Alamein as part of this investigation.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of these incidents.

While enquiries into the incident in Upper Enham are at an early stage, detectives do not believe there are any outstanding suspects in this investigation.

Chief Inspector Kory Thorne, Test Valley district commander, said: “We know residents in the Upper Enham and Hurstbourne Tarrant areas will have been concerned by what happened yesterday.

“They are likely to see a continued police presence in these areas while we investigate the circumstances.

“Officers from our Neighbourhood Policing Team will also be carrying out patrols for added reassurance. If you live in the area and have any concerns, please speak to them.”

Anyone with information on the Upper Enham incident is asked to call police on 101, quoting the reference Op Plaque.

Anyone with information on the road traffic collision in Hurstbourne Tarrant should call 101, quoting Op Crystal.