A CROP circle has appeared near the site of a Hampshire festival.

It was spotted in a field next to BoomTown Fair which continues this weekend at Matterley Estate, near Winchester.

Sgt Mark Lamper, BoomTown acting inspector, said: “As you drive along the A31 from Winchester, with BoomTown on your right, you can see it. I don't know who has done it.”

A BoomTown spokesman said they knew nothing about it.

The festival started on Thursday, attracting 38,000 revellers to see performances from the likes of Shaggy, Bellowhead and Ms Dynamite.