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16 people found stowed in lorry in Peterborough

16 people have been found stowed away in a lorry in Peterborough this morning.

They were found when the lorry at Perkins Engines on Frank Perkins Parkway at 9:30. They are thought to be from Eritrea in Africa.

The Home Office says there were 10 men and six women in the lorry who had entered the country illegally. They have been taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Pedestrian seriously injured in Hethersett collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian suffered serious injuries in a collision in Hethersett last night.

It happened on the B1172 Norwich Road between 7.30pm and 7.45pm about 12 metres south from the entrance to the Church Farm Shop.

The pedestrian, a recovery driver, was working at the rear of his recovery vehicle when the incident happened.

"It is possible that the driver of the vehicle involved was unaware that a collision happened and may have collided the pedestrian without knowing. "This vehicle would have been travelling towards Wymondham and we’re keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning it.”

– PC Wendy Frary, Norfolk Police

The man, aged in his 40s, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with serious head, chest and pelvic injuries.

Police closed the road while emergency services dealt with the incident and it was re-opened just after 11.30pm.

Witnesses should contact PC Frary at Wymondham Roads Policing on 101.

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Man charged with causing death by careless driving following Jaywick crash

A man has been charged with causing death by careless driving following a fatal crash in Jaywick last year and will appear at Colchester Magistrates.

72-year-old Alan Baker from Brooklands, Jaywick will appear before Magistrates on October 14.

The collision happened on July 8, 2013 when Terrance Watson from Jaywick, a pedestrian, was in collision with a Ford Focus on Broadway shortly after 8am on Monday morning. Mr Watson, 55, was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital, but died on July 16.

Critically endangered twin bongo calves born at Woburn Safari Park

With so few left in the wild, these calves are extremely important for the conservation of the species.
With so few left in the wild, these calves are extremely important for the conservation of the species.

Rare twins have been born at Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire. It's thought there are only around 100 East African Mountain Bongos left in the wild.

The birth of twins is incredibly rare. The pair of female antelopes were born in a 14 acre woodland reserve at the park.

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