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Services stretched as spike in field fires continues

A field fire in Chittering, Cambridgeshire. Credit: Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue

Firefighters across the region are tackling another spate of field fires as the heatwave continues.

Around 25 firefighters have been trying to prevent a blaze from spreading near the A10 in Chittering, Cambridgeshire, this afternoon.

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Fire crews are also at the scene of a blaze in a field off the Northern Distributor Road - close to Norwich Airport.

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Widespread field fires across East Anglia have been putting farmers and fire services under pressure.

In Norfolk alone, there were more than 50 fires in the open at the weekend - there are normally only 300 in the whole year.

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Ipswich man dies after crash in Cambridgeshire

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash Credit: .

A 50-year-old man from Ipswich has died after a crash in Cambridgeshire on Friday night (July 13).

Mitica Baiculescu, from London Road, was a passenger in a Volkswagen and died after a crash on the A1307 at Linton.

At about 9.15pm a black Volkswagen Passat and a blue Audi A3 collided outside Dalehead Foods in Cambridge Road.

The drivers of both vehicles and three passengers in the Volkswagen sustained serious injuries and were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge where one person remains.

“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or either of the vehicles in the moments leading up to it. “It happened around the time of a shift changeover at Dalehead Foods therefore there were a number of cars leaving the site around the time of the collision.

"I am particularly keen to hear from any employees who were leaving or arriving at the site around this time.”

– PC John Blood


10-year-old boy who died in crash with lorry is named

Police have named a 10-year-old boy who died in a collision on Weasenham Lane in Wisbech

Tributes left to Kastytis Dambrauskas at the scene Credit: ITV Anglia

About 8.30am yesterday morning Kastytis Dambrauskas, of Cox Close, Wisbech, was riding his bike when he was involved in a collision with a HGV.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward

10-year-old boy who died in crash with lorry is named Credit: ITV Anglia
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