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Think a drink won't really affect your driving? This CCTV might make you change your mind

Police in Hertfordshire have released CCTV of a drink driver whose car flew over a wall and through a fence.

Officers hope the footage will deter others from getting behind the wheel after having a drink.

The driver, a 26-year-old man, had two passengers in his car. He narrowly missed crashing into an electrical substation.

He admitted dangerous driving, drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident at a hearing in Luton this week.

As well as a two-year driving ban, he was given a suspended prison sentence.

“He not only put his own life at risk but also the life of his two passengers. His reckless behaviour could have also put other road users and wider members of the public at risk of serious injury or even death. “This CCTV footage demonstrates how good driving judgement is compromised when a motorist has been drinking alcohol, which also creates a feeling of overconfidence and slowsdown your reactions.”

– PC Daniel Webb, Hertfordshire Police

Kettering stabbing victim named

Tairu Jallow was found stabbed at Havelock Street in Kettering at the weekend. Credit: Northamptonshire Police

A 29-year-old man stabbed to death in Northamptonshire has been named by police.

Tairu Jallow was a Gambian national living in Kettering.

Just after 9pm on Sunday, January 14, police were called to Havelock Street to reports of a stabbing. Mr Jallow was treated by paramedics at the scene but died of his injuries.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder but police said no further action would be taken against him.

Officers said they were following "a number of lines of inquiry" and appealing for information.


Two dead in A47 crash at King's Lynn

Two men died in a crash on the A47 Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Two men have died after a van and coach collided on the A47 in west Norfolk.

Emergency services were called to King's Lynn at around 5.20pm on Wednesday, January 17.

A passenger in the transit van was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was cut free from the vehicle and taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Passengers on the coach suffered slight bruising and went to hospital for treatment, police said.

The A47 remains closed.

Lamma agricultural show cancelled due to wind damage

Visitors to Lamma on Wednesday Credit: ITV News Anglia.

A major agricultural show has been cancelled today - after strong winds caused serious damage to its exhibits.

The Lamma show, at the East of England Arena in Peterborough, was due to stage its second day hosting thousands of visitors keen to check out the latest farming machinery and technology.

But following last night's gales, organisers woke to severe damage. The decision was taken to close the gates - but not before many visitors had already arrived in the car park.

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