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Pictures of Downham Market level crossing crash between lorry and freight train

British Transport police have arrested a man on suspicion of dangerous driving following a crash between a lorry and a train on a level crossing in Downham Market this morning. Nobody was hurt.

The collision happened at 9.30am today Credit: Paul Tibbs
Lorry following the crash in Downham Market Credit: Paul Tibbs

Lorry and train collide in Downham Market

A Romanian national has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving following a crash between a train and a lorry in Downham Market this morning.

We were called to a level crossing on the Downham Market southern bypass at 9.30am on Thursday 13 November, following reports of a train striking a lorry.

Colleagues from Norfolk Constabulary, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and East of England Ambulance Service also attended.

A Romanian national has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has been notified of the incident.

– British Transport Police

There is currently a replacement bus service running on Great Northern trains between Ely and Downham Market. Tickets are being accepted on Abellio Greater Anglia services.

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Teen seriously injured in moped crash

A teenager has been seriously injured in a collision at Southery near Downham Market in Norfolk.

The 16-year-old was on Lynn Road when his moped hit the kerb at just before 7.30 this morning. He suffered serious head injuries and has been taken to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge for treatment.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident, but it has since reopened. Norfolk Police are asking any witnesses to contact them.

Concern for missing 15-year-old girls

Crystal MacPherson and Priya Rainbank. Credit: Norfolk Police

Police say they're concerned for the welfare of two 15-year-old girls who have been missing for more than 10 days.

Crystal MacPherson and Priya Rainbank from Downham Market in Norfolk have not been in contact with their families since Saturday March 8.

It's believed they may be in Bedford. Anyone who knows where they are is asked to get in touch with Norfolk Police on 101.

Fire station destroyed in blaze didn't have sprinklers

Downham Market Fire Station Credit: Hayley Clarke

Norfolk Fire Service has confirmed that a fire station which burned down on Tuesday morning wasn't fitted with sprinklers.

The retained station at Downham Market was destroyed along with a new vehicle inside. The damage has been estimated around two million pounds.

The county's deputy chief fire officer said the service should have followed its own advice.

The station currently has a new engine which is being kept at the police station, next door to the destroyed fire station.

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Investigations into blaze which burnt down fire station

Downham Market Fire Station Credit: Kathy Mellish

Norfolk Fire Service investigations are continuing today into how one of its own stations caught fire, destroying the building and its new fire engine inside.

The blaze at Downham Market started in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Compressed air cylinders inside the building exploded.

The cost of the damage is expected to be around two million pounds.

Before and after pictures of fire-hit fire station

It's a rare occurrence - a fire in a fire station.

According to the Deputy Fire Officer of Norfolk Roy Harrold, in his 25 years in the fire service he's known it happen on only three occasions.

These 'before' and 'after' pictures were sent in by ITV Anglia viewer Paul Norfolk

Downham Market fire station before the fire Credit: Paul Norfolk
At the height of the blaze on Monday night

Fire station blaze causes damage put at £2m

An investigation has started after a blaze destroyed both a fire station and the new fire engine inside at an estimated cost of £2 million.

It happened in Downham Market at around midnight on Monday night. People living nearby had to be evacuated after breathing apparatus cylinders inside the building exploded.

Dozens of firefighters from across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire tackled the flames which had been spotted by officers working at the police station next door.

The ravaged building was only eight years old. A thorough investigation is underway but early indications are that an electrical fault was to blame.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

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