WEST Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses after fatal collision happened near Hopwood, close to Alvechurch.

Police were called shortly after 4pm on Saturday, December 1 to the road traffic collision on the B4120.

When they arrived at the scene, a Volkswagen Golf Match TDI was found to have collided with a tree. The occupant - a male in his 40s - was pronounced dead at the scene.

Road closures were in place while emergency services attended to the crash.

Enquiries are ongoing and police are keen to speak with anyone who saw the incident or saw the vehicle and how it was being driven before the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 560S of 1 December.