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Tributes paid to tragic mum and 12-year-old twins

12-year-old twins James and Amy Gaskin Credit: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to a mother and her twelve year old twins from Milton Keynes who have been killed in a road crash in the West country.

12-year-olds James and Amy Gaskin and their 43-year-old mum Jane Baker-Lockett have been named as the victims of the triple fatal crash in the West Country on Monday.

They died while on their way to a holiday destination in Devon after their car collided head on with a Marks & Spencer lorry at Barnstaple.

Mum Jane Baker-Lockett was killed in the crash along with her two children Credit: Facebook

Mrs Baker-Lockett's other son Jack and her husband Paul Lockett were travelling in a separate vehicle and saw the accident and its aftermath.

Jane Baker-Lockett was originally from Luton before moving to Milton Keynes. It is understood that for about the last year she and her children and her second husband Paul Lockett had lived in a four bedroom terraced house in the Ashlands area of the town.

She worked at insurance firm NHBC as a claims administrator. Chief Executive Steve Wood said staff were shocked and saddened by the news.

Jane was with NHBC for four years and was a very committed and valued member of the team, who was always willing to help others. She will be truly missed by everyone who worked with her.

Our deepest sympathies are with Jane’s family and loved ones at this very sad time.

– Steve Wood, Chief Executive, NHBC
The scene of the crash at Barnstaple in Devon Credit: ITV News Anglia

The accident closed the A361 for nine hours. Mrs Baker-Lockett died at the scene while Amy Gaskin was declared dead on arrival at hospital and James Gaskin shortly afterwards.

It is understood Jack Gaskin is being comforted by other family members. Hundreds of messages of condolence have posted online.

Meanwhile former firefighter Tony Welford has launched a crowdfunding page on Just Giving to raise money for the family.

Investigations into what caused the accident are continuing.


Mother and twins killed in holiday crash

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

A mother and her 12 year old twins from the Milton Keynes area have died in a crash on their way to a family holiday.

It happened near Barnstaple in Devon when the car they were in collided with a lorry

The woman's husband reportedly witnessed the crash as he travelled in a separate car with her 14-year-old son.


Three young boys robbed and assaulted in Stony Stratford

The young boys were robbed in Stony Stratford.

Three 11-year-old boys were assaulted and robbed in Stony Stratford in Milton Keynes.

The boys were near Mary Magdalen tower at around 4pm on Saturday (July 22) when they were approached by two older teenage boys who demanded their mobile phones.

One of the young boys was punched several times and another fractured his wrist when he was pushed to the ground.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Constable Jacqueline Baverstock on 101.

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