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Lorry driver seriously injured after crash on M1

A lorry driver has been seriously injured following a crash on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

The collision happened at about 5am today, south of junction 15, close to Salcey Forest. The foreign-registered DAF articulated lorry left the carriageway and ploughed into a ditch. The driver was trapped for several hours.

Both carriageways of the M1 were closed at one point to allow the air ambulance to land.

The driver was flown to hospital where he's being treated for serious pelvic and leg injuries.

Convicted criminal Fast Eddie: "I still feel imprisoned"

  • Click below to listen to the full interview on ITV's This Morning

Eddie Maher, who stole more than a million pounds from a security van in Suffolk in 1993, appeared on national TV today claiming he committed the crime because his family were threatened.

Know as "Fast Eddie" he spent almost 20 years on the run in the US before being arrested in 2012. The 57-year-old served just two years in prison for the theft of the van from outside the Lloyds Bank in Felixstowe.

He told ITV's This Morning that he made £125,000 from the heist. He also claimed he still felt "imprisoned"

"I lived in America for 20 years, I raised my son there, I made a home there. This is no longer my country, my home is America but I can't go back there. I feel imprisoned."

– Eddie Maher


Former Northampton South MP says he could stand for re-election if asked

Brian Binley says he could stand if asked Credit: PA

The former Northampton South MP, Brian Binley says he would "answer his party's call" if asked to stand for the Northampton South seat.

He says he's not actively looking to be selected, but if he was approached by the party, he would "answer the call" because "we've got to win the seat and it's not going to be easy, after everything that's happened."

He has not been approached by the party yet and a meeting to select the new Northampton South candidate is set to take place on Tuesday 2nd May.

Man charged with trying to steal lead from church roof

A 20-year-old man has been charged with attempting to steal lead from a church in Norfolk.

Officers were called to the St John the Baptist Church, on Church Street in Coltishall on the evening of Wednesday 26th April after reports of suspicious activity.

When they arrrived they found Ross Martin from Norwich on the roof of the church. He was arrested on suspicion of theft and being in possession of a bladed article.

He was questioned and later charged with these offences as well as criminal damage.

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