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RMT defends rail strike action insisting safety is at the heart of it

Picket line outside Ipswich train station this morning (10th Jan) Credit: ITV News Anglia

Mick Cash is the General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers.

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Region's rail commuters facing more strike action

A picket line outside Ipswich train station today (January 10th) Credit: ITV News Anglia

Commuters in our region face a second day of disruption today as walkouts by train workers over rail safety continue.

Greater Anglia is among five companies affected.

The first strike was held Monday, another is due to take place on Friday.

This is one of a number of strikes this week Credit: ITV News Anglia

"No one should be in any doubt, these disputes are about putting the safety of the travelling public before the profits of the private train companies."

– Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary

Greater Anglia is running a full service, staffed partly by managers acting as guards.

Driver in triple crash had passed his test just two weeks earlier

Kyle Warren, Dominic O'Neill and Billy Hines who died last April Credit: Family photos

A teenager driver killed in a crash that also claimed the lives of his two young friends had passed his driving test just a fortnight earlier, an inquest has heard.

Their car hit a tree and burst into flames at Pulham Market near Diss last April. They all died at the scene.

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Triple teen fatal: Police say car was being driven 'too fast' on a bend

From left; Kyle Warren, Dominic O'Neill and Billy Hines Credit: Family photos

A teenage driver who died in a crash with two of his friends had just passed his driving test and had traces of cocaine and the legal high MDMA in his bloodstream an Inquest has heard.

Police told the Inquest that the cause of the accident at Pulham Market near Diss in Norfolk in April 2017 was probably caused by Kyle Warren driving too fast on a bend. His lack of experience would also have been a factor as he'd passed his test just two weeks before.

The three teenage boys were in a black Ford Ka which crashed off a rural road on a bend, hit a tree and caught fire.

Farmhand Kyle Warren, 17, was driving the car and his passengers were 16-year-old student Billy Hines and Dominic O'Neill, 18.

All three were declared dead at the scene on April 6 last year and Norfolk area coroner Yvonne Blake said they died of multiple injuries and had to be identified by dental records.

Ms Blake concluded the three boys died as the result of a road traffic collision.

The crash happened on Tivetshall Road near Pulham Market, Norfolk, at around 11.50pm on April 5th 2017 and the three boys were declared dead on April 6th.

Ms Blake said police believed the car was "going too fast for the curve and caused it to swing around and then it left the road".

None of the boys tested positive for alcohol but Kyle had cocaine and MDMA in his bloodstream, Ms Blake said.

She said it had not been possible to determine the level of the drugs in his system and whether it may have contributed to the crash.

"I've no evidence any drugs (Kyle) had taken contributed to the accident itself."

– Coroner Yvonne Blake

Norfolk police appeal after antique warehouse theft

Police would like to identify these two men. Credit: Norfolk police

CCTV pictures have been released of two men Norfolk police would like to identify after a theft at an antiques centre near King's Lynn.

Police say jewellery was stolen from a glass display cabinet at the Antiques Warehouse in Garage Lane, Setchey just before 12pm on Saturday 6th January.

CCTV captured images of these two men outside the store in Setchey. Credit: Norfolk police
An image of the items stolen in the theft Credit: Norfolk Police

Officers are keen to speak to the men pictured and ask that anyone who may recognise them to contact PC Mandy Shreeve at King’s Lynn Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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