A man from Chippenham died after being hit by an ambulance on the A34 near Oxford.

Adrian Bourne, 35, died on the northbound carriageway near the Peartree interchange in the early hours of Friday, November 29.

Thames Valley Police said he died at the scene and that next of kin have been informed. They appealed for witnesses.

It is believed Mr Bourne was in the Oxford area for a work Christmas party.

An inquest into his death opens in Oxford today. Darren Salter, the senior coroner for Oxfordshire, is expected to adjourn it to a date to be fixed.

Mr Bourne’s funeral is scheduled to be held at the West Wiltshire Crematorium at Semington on Wednesday, December 18.

A minute’s silence was held before kick-off in Saturday’s Trowbridge League football match between Semington Magpies and Staverton in memory of the former Semington player.

Mr Bourne is believed to have walked about five miles (8km) to the A34 dual carriageway from Oxford city centre.

The ambulance was not answering an emergency call at the time, South Central Ambulance Service said.

Mark Ainsworth, director of operations at SCAS, said: “I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian who sadly died following a collision with one of our ambulances on the A34.

“The ambulance was not travelling under emergency driving conditions at the time.

Investigating officer Det Con Rob Turpin, of the serious collision investigation unit at Bicester police station, called it a “tragic incident”.

He said: “I would also like to ask that any motorists who have dashcams in their cars and were driving near the area at this time review their footage to see if there is anything significant on there.”