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Man found guilty of causing crash that killed police officer

Video report by ITV Anglia's Matthew Hudson.

Sharon Garrett. Credit: Cambridgeshire Police

A lorry driver from King's Lynn who caused a crash that killed a police officer has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving.

28-year-old Darren Warby was responding to a text message on his phone when the collision happened on the A141 at Wyton near Huntingdon in June 2014.

His lorry crashed into police officer Sharon Garret's Renault Clio as well as another car and lorry.

He was also breaking the speed limit at the time of the incident.

Warby was convicted at Peterborough Crown Court today and will be sentenced next month.

This was a tragic incident which claimed the life of a police officer.

But the evidence heard in court showed it could have been avoided and it really drives home the message that using a mobile phone at the wheel can have fatal consequences.

Use of a mobile phone will be picked up by officers investigating the causes behind any collision and it’s an offence taken very seriously by police and the courts.

– PC Pete Bimson

Magdalen deaths: Couple died from gunshot wounds

The incident happened in Magdalen on Tuesday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The post mortem examinations on the bodies of a man and woman in West Norfolk have confirmed that they died from gunshot wounds.

Stephen and Allison Muncaster were found dead at a property in Magdelan, near King's Lynn on Tuesday.

There will now be an inquest into their deaths at a later date.

We would like to reiterate that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and are in the process of preparing a file for the coroner.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Durham

Post-mortem examinations to be carried out on double shooting couple

The scene in Magdalen. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Post-mortem examinations will be carried out today on the bodies of a man and woman who were found dead in a West Norfolk village.

Stephen Muncaster and his partner Allison were found at a property in Stow Road in Magdalen, near King's Lynn, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The property remains sealed off as officers carry out enquiries in the area.


Elizabeth Truss MP: Norfolk shooting is 'extremely shocking'

Elizabeth Truss MP Credit: PA Images

This is extremely shocking and my thoughts are very much with the family and friends of those involved. Obviously the investigation is ongoing and I know the police are out in the community speaking to local residents about what has taken place. I have asked the Chief Constable to keep me updated on developments.

– Elizabeth Truss MP

Man and woman found dead after shooting in Norfolk

Police tent at the scene where the two bodies were found Credit: Paul Tibbs

A man and woman in their late 40s have died in a shooting in a Norfolk village.

The body of a man was discovered in the front garden of a property while the woman's body was found inside.

The pair were found dead just after midnight on Tuesday in Stow Road, Magdalen, Norfolk police said.

A seal remains in place at the property for forensic examinations to continue and the road has also been closed to preserve the scene for further investigation.

Detective Superintendent Paul Durham, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are in the very early stages of the investigation and while I understand how shocking the news of this incident must be for neighbours of the two people involved and other local residents, I can reassure them that we are putting all our efforts into establishing the circumstances surrounding their deaths.”

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