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Woman killed after cars crash into water-filled ditches

A woman has been killed after two cars collided on the A47 Acle Straight Credit: ITV News Anglia

A woman has been killed after two cars collided on the A47 Acle Straight in Norfolk and crashed into water-filled ditches.

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 7.10pm on Wednesday evening after two cars travelling in opposite directions were involved in the crash about a mile from Acle. Both of the cars, a Ford Puma and Skoda Fabia, left the road and came to rest in water filled ditches.

"Firefighters removed the Ford from the ditch allowing the driver and passenger to be rescued while the driver of the Skoda was able to escape unaided. Both drivers were taken to the James Paget University Hospital for treatment while the front seat passenger of the Ford, a woman in her 50s, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital where she later sadly died."

– Norfolk Police

The road was closed for five hours while emergency services carried out initial investigations, cleared the road of debris and recovered the cars.

Police would like to hear from witnesses of the crash.

Man charged after bank drama

Barclays Bank at Acle in Norfolk Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 60-year-old man has been charged after bank staff in a small Norfolk town were allegedly threatened with a blowtorch and a can of petrol.

Police were called to reports of a man making threats inside Barclays in Acle yesterday lunchtime. Derek Tubby from Rollesby is accused of affray and possession of an offensive weapon.


Appeal after fatal collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a collision on the A47 (Acle Straight) near Great Yarmouth.

It happened just before 4pm on Monday 26th March. A black Yamaha motorbike was travelling towards Acle when it collided with a silver Ford Transit van heading in the same direction.

The motorcycle rider, a 25-year-old man from the Yarmouth area, died at the scene. The van driver was not injured.