Two pedestrians killed on the A47

Two pedestrians have been killed after they were hit by two cars on the A47 in Norfolk.

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Police: Images may jog memory of witnesses

CCTV of the couple shortly before their deaths Credit: Norfolk Police

Police have released images of the couple killed on the A47.

The images show the pair in the Worzals Farm Shop in Walpole Highway at around 1:20pm on Sunday.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham, who is leading the enquiry, explained:

We now believe that prior to her arriving at Worzals, Nonita was wearing black trousers with a black and white patterned round-neck cardigan.

She was also wearing yellow-framed designer sunglasses and was barefoot.

It is thought that when she got to the layby on the A47, probably due to the weather, she has taken off her cardigan and rolled up her trousers, which gave them the appearance of leggings. A key focus on this enquiry is anyone who may have seen the couple as they made their way along the A47 so, with this new information in mind, I’d been keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Nonita to come forward.”

– Det Ch Insp Paul Durham

Yesterday, one lane of the eastbound carriageway was closed while officers carried out a detailed search of the grass verge, recovering items of clothing, documents and a pair of sunglasses, believed to belong to the couple.

Anyone with information should contact the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team (MIT) on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police release images of couple killed on A47

Nonita Karajevaite and Tadas Zaleskas Credit: Norfolk Police

Police investigating the deaths of two pedestrians on the A47 in Norfolk have release images of the couple.

Nonita Karajevaite, 24, and Tadas Zaleskas, 26, died after being struck by a car Terrington St John in Norfolk on Sunday .

CCTV from the Worzals shop Credit: Norfolk Police

Officers hope the pictures together with CCTV images captured around an hour before the incident, may help to jog the memory of potential witnesses.

Police are are treating Nonita’s death as suspicious following allegations she was forcibly pushed into on-coming traffic.

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Norfolk: Police investigating deaths of pedestrians on the A47 find personal items

he pedestrians were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police investigating the deaths of a couple on the A47 in Norfolk have found a number of personal items following a roadside search.

Tadas Zaleskas and Nonita Karajevaite were struck by a car as they walked barefoot along the road at Terrington St John on Sunday.

Nonita's death is being treated as suspicious after allegations she was pushed into on-coming traffic.

Officers have today recovered documents, clothing and a pair of glasses which may have belonged to the couple.

"As a result of searches, we’ve recovered a number of personal items which we believe belonged to the couple, including documents, clothing and a pair of glasses.

These items will now be examined to see whether they can provide us with any clues.”

– DET CHIEF INSPECTOR PAUL DURHAM, NORFOLK POLICE

Norfolk: Police looking into claims that woman could have been pushed into A47 traffic

More details have begun to emerge about a young engaged couple from Lithuania who were killed while walking barefoot along a busy dual carriageway in Norfolk.

Police are treating the death of the woman as suspicious following some accounts from witnesses that she may have been pushed into the oncoming traffic.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson

Norfolk: Police reveal pedestrians killed on the A47 were engaged

The pedestrians were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have named the two pedestrians who were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday.

The man has today been formally identified as Tadas Zaleskas, 26, and the woman, subject to formal identification procedures, is believed to be Nonita Karajevaite, 24.

The couple were engaged and were originally from Lithuania.

They lived locally in Emneth near Wisbech.

Mr Zaleskas was a factory worker in March, Cambridgeshire, and Miss Karajevaite also worked in a factory in Wisbech, as well as working part-time as a beautician.

Police are treating Miss Karajevaite's death as suspicious following some accounts from witnesses that she may have been pushed into the oncoming traffic.

Norfolk: Pedestrians killed on the A47 had 'asked someone to call the police' before their deaths

Two pedestrians who were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday had asked someone to call the police shortly before their deaths. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two pedestrians who were killed on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday had asked someone to call the police shortly before their deaths, it's been revealed.

The man and the woman, who are thought to have been in their 20s and from Lithuania, were struck by a car at Terrington St John.

Police now say that only a single silver Kia was involved in the collision, and there were no other cars present as first thought.

The death is being treated as suspicious following some accounts from witnesses that the woman may have been pushed into the oncoming traffic.

Officers claim the man and the woman were walking barefoot towards King's Lynn.

"As a result of enquiries, our earliest sighting of this man and woman is now at 12.30pm on the A47 Elm roundabout at Wisbech.

We now know that, at 1.20pm, they stopped at Worzals Farm Shop in Walpole Highway and both the woman and man separately asked an assistant to call the police – they gave no explanation and they left before police were called. Witnesses then saw them again walking along the verge of the A47 east-bound dual carriageway, where they are struck and killed by a single vehicle at 2.15pm.

They would have posed an unusual sight – the woman wearing a bright pink vest-top and the man in designer-style jean shorts – both walking barefoot along one of our busiest trunk roads on one of the hottest days of the year."

– Det Chief Inspector Paul Durham, Norfolk Police

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Police confirm A47 deaths treated as suspicious

Police have confirmed they are treating the deaths of a man and a woman killed on a stretch of dual carriageway on the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border as suspicious.

Norfolk Police say they are looking into reports that the woman may have been pushed onto the carriageway.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon on the A47 at Terrington St John.

Post mortem examinations carried out this afternoon revealed the man died from severe head injuries while the woman suffered multiple injuries, both consistent with being involved in a collision with a vehicle.

“Although our investigation is in its early stages, initial enquiries have given me sufficient cause for concern that this was more than just a tragic accident.

As a result I’m appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the collision – or seen the two pedestrians shortly before the collision - to come forward, no matter how insignificant the information may seem to them.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Paul Durham

Witnesses describe how pedestrians were seen holding hands shortly before they were killed on the A47

A man and a woman who were seen walking along a busy stretch of dual carriageway on the Norfolk-Cambridgeshire border have been killed after being hit by two cars.

It happened close to the turning for Terrington St John on the A47 between Wisbech and King's Lynn.

It's not clear yet why they were there, and witnesses say that the pair were seen holding hands shortly before the incident.

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Norfolk: Two pedestrians killed on the A47 after being hit by cars

The man and the woman were walking towards King's Lynn. Credit: PA

Two pedestrians have been killed after they were hit by two cars on the A47 in Norfolk on Sunday afternoon.

The man and the woman were struck near a petrol station at Terrington St John by a Kia and a BMW.

The pair were walking towards King's Lynn. They died at the scene.

No one else was injured in the collision.

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