A Spitfire has crashed in a field close to an RAF station in Lincolnshire, the BBC understands.

Emergency services were called to Coningsby shortly before 13:20 BST on Saturday and remain at the scene.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said the crash involved a “single-occupant aircraft”. No details of any casualties have been given.

Road closures are in place around Dogdyke Road and Sandy Bank, with motorists asked to avoid the area.

The aircraft came down in a field off Langrick Road, which runs alongside the perimeter of the RAF station.

An RAF spokesperson said: “We are aware of an incident in the vicinity of RAF Coningsby involving an RAF aircraft.

“We are working with the emergency services and supporting those involved. An update will be provided in due course.”

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