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Man charged over crossing crash that left 84-year-old woman dead

A man's been charged with causing death by dangerous driving Credit: ITV Anglia

Essex Police have charged a man with causing death by careless driving while over the alcohol limit.

It follows the death of an 84-year-old woman on a crossing in High Road, South Benfleet on December 30th 2015.

John Richardson, aged 48, of High Road, Benfleet, has been charged in connection with the death of Joan Gilbert. He has been bailed to appear at Southend Magistrates Court on Monday June 27.


A6 near huge fire site still closed because of water on the road

At one point 80 fire fighters were at the fire at Clophill Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire fighters remain at the scene of a huge fire at an industrial estate at Clophill in Bedfordshire.

The fire at the Four Winds Industrial Estate began late on Thursday night and spread quickly through nearby warehouses. One engine is still at the scene as the fire burns itself out.

An investigation has begun into how the fire started.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue said the A6 would remain shut until Highways teams had cleaned all the water from fire hoses from the carriageway.

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