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Police appeal after man falls from van on motorway

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was seriously injured after falling from a van on the M1 in Bedfordshire on Thursday.

Just before 6.40pm, the man - who was a passenger of a white Volkswagen panel van - fell from the vehicle as it travelled southbound between junctions 9 and 8.

The driver, a 43 year old man from Hayes, stopped the vehicle and the man, who is 44 years old and from Harrow, was taken by air ambulance to Addenbrookes hospital with serious head injuries. He remains in a serious but stable condition.

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Firearm seized after collision

Police are appealing for information following a series of incidents in Luton which resulted in a firearm being seized by officers.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after the weapon was discovered following a collision involving a motorcyclist in Abercorn Road, Luton.

The collision is believed to have followed a road rage incident earlier in the evening.

"This was a complex set of circumstances and we are still working hard to ascertain exactly what happened.

"We would urge anyone who witnessed a road rage incident in the area yesterday evening, or saw the collision in Abercorn Road, to call police."

– Detective Inspector Jackie Dadd

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Hottest day of the year so far - so how have you been enjoying the sunshine?

Today has officially been the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures feeling more like mid-July than mid-April.

Amanda will have the latest weather update on tonight's ITV News Anglia at 6pm.

In the meantime, watch Sarah Cooper's report about how you have been making the most of the sunshine.

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