Police have confirmed a pilot has died after a plane crash at Troutbeck today (October 11).

Emergency services including police responded to a report at about 2.50pm today that a light aircraft had crashed north of Troutbeck, between Keswick and Penrith.

A spokesman for Cumbria Police said: "The single occupant of the aircraft, a man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"There were no other casualties.

"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been contacted and a cordon put in place at the site."