Man dies in glider crash

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A man died after the glider he was in crashed in a field, the ambulance service said today.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a field in Ratley, near Banbury, at around 5.40pm yesterday afternoon.

A spokeswoman today said they were joined by ambulance staff from Oxfordshire.

She said: "Crews arrived to find a glider which had crashed in the field.

"Ambulance staff immediately assessed the occupant of the glider, a man, but unfortunately it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene."