AN investigation has been launched after a civilian died when he became trapped while working on a military vehicle at Catterick Garrison.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Health and Safety Executive and North Yorkshire Police are investigating a fatal accident on military premises at Catterick Garrison.

"The incident occurred at Piave Lines Barracks at around 9.50am on Saturday.

"A 58-year-old man from Richmond, a contractor, was carrying out maintenance on a military vehicle when he became trapped.

"He was given CPR but died at the scene.

"His next of kin have been informed and are receiving support while enquiries, led at this stage by North Yorkshire Police, continue."

"His family are receiving support and have asked for their privacy to be respected."