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"A good outcome to what could have been a catastrophe": Relief as children escape Norfolk bus crash unharmed

Children from William Westley Primary in Whittlesford have been arriving back at school after their coach overturned in Norfolk this morning.

42 children from the school were on board a coach that overturned into a ditch on the A10 at Hilgay earlier.

The coach overturned into a field. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The children were on their way to a school trip in Hunstanton when the incident happened.

The vehicle was one of five coaches heading to the seaside.

The Air Ambulance was called to the scene. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Remarkably, no passengers were hurt and the driver only sustained minor injuries.

The coaches were from Royston-based company Richmond's.

The coaches start their journey home. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The trip was called off and the children returned back to school.

Diversions have been set up in the local area.

The Coaches return back to school. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Click below to hear from a Police Officer at the scene

"We were very fortunate that when we got here, everyone was unharmed.

In fact, only the driver had walking injuries and all of the children were sitting on the embankment pretty much having a picnic.

So, a good outcome to what could have been an absolute catastrophe."

– Chief Inspector Dave Buckley, Norfolk Police