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Police appeal for witnesses following A1 coach crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a coach and a lorry on the A1 yesterday (Sunday).

It happened on the northbound carriageway at Diddington, south of Buckden, at around 5.30am.

The coach had been returning to Newcastle-upon-Tyne from London. 11 people suffered serious injuries and 35 suffered minor injuries. Two people remain in hospital.

Sergeant Gordon Murray said: "I would appeal for witnesses to the collision or anyone who saw the vehicles in the moments leading up to the incident."

Anyone with information should contact the roads policing unit on 101.

Investigation continues after coach crash

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A coach and a lorry collided on the A1 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Investigations are continuing after a coach and a lorry crashed on the A1 in Cambridgeshire.

It happened on the northbound carriageway near Buckden at about 5.30 yesterday morning.

Ambulance, police and fire crews were called to the scene. Thirteen people were taken to hospital - two of them with serious injuries. All were released yesterday.

The remaining passengers went to a temporary rest centre before continuing their journey from London to Newcastle. The northbound carriageway was blocked for most of the day.

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A1 reopens after coach crash

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Coach and lorry crash at Diddington Credit: ITV Anglia

The A1 northbound has reopened after a day of disruption following a crash between a coach and a Tesco lorry. Thirteen people from the coach were taken to hospital after the collision at 5.30am at Diddington. Those on board were heading home to Newcastle after a works outing in London.

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Work to clear A1 after coach crash

Police say work to clear the northbound A1 at Diddington near St Neots is continuing after the road was completely blocked by a coach crash. Passengers were heading to Newcastle from London when their coach was in collision with a lorry.

Police say 14 passengers were taken to hospitals in Cambridge and Huntingdon, most with minor injuries. The others have been taken to a rest centre to waiting for a replacement coach to continue their journey. One lane of the road heading southbound has now re-opened.

Cambridgeshire Police have launched an investigation. They are appealing for witnesses to the crash to contact them on 101.

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