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Motorbike rider killed in A14 lorry crash named

The collision closed the A14 westbound for several hours.

Police have identified a motorcyclist who died in a collision on the A14 last week.

Chris Bulman, 56, of Berkeley Court, Penrith, Cumbria, was riding westbound, approaching junction 35, at Stow cum Quy, when he was in collision with a lorry.

The collision happened at just before 2am on July 10.

The driver of the lorry, a 38-year-old man from Spalding, was not injured.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw either vehicles in the moments leading up to the collision should call the road policing unit on 101.


Missing woman thought to be one of two bodies found in house

Kanwal Bernice Williams has been missing for a fortnight. Credit: Lincolnshire Police.

The body of a woman missing for more than a fortnight is believed to have been found alongside that of a man near Wisbech.

Kanwal Bernice Williams, 50, from Lutton, in Lincolnshire, had not been seen since March 25.

Two bodies were found at a house in the Lutton area, which is between Spalding, King's Lynn and Wisbech.

Police, who are treating the deaths as "unexplained", have confirmed they are linking the discovery with the missing person inquiry.

The force added: "Police are not seeking anyone else in connection with this inquiry."

Investigations into the deaths are ongoing and formal identifications are not expected to take place until later this week.


Teenager Murderers' sentencing "unduly lenient"

Tributes left outside a house in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Credit: PA

The 20-year minimum terms handed to a teenage couple for the brutal "executions" of a mother and her daughter have been referred to the Attorney General for being "unduly lenient".

Believed to be Britain's youngest double-murderers, the boy and girl - both 14 at the time of the murders - had sex, shared a bath and watched four Twilight vampire films as they "revelled" after the stabbing of dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards, 49, and 13-year-old Katie Edwards.

Now both 15, the couple were handed life sentences by Mr Justice Haddon-Cave, who said the pair had a "toxic" relationship and acted in a "grotesque" way.

"Had you been adults you may have been facing the whole of your lives in prison for this double murder."

– Mr Justice Haddon-Cave

The case was referred to the Attorney General under the unduly lenient sentence scheme and law officers have 28 days to decide if any action should be taken.

A statement from the Attorney General's office said: "The threshold to refer cases to the Court of Appeal is very high."

A sentence can only be regarded as unduly lenient if there has been a gross error and it is significantly below the level that any judge could have reasonably imposed after considering the facts of the case."

– Attorney General's office

Two fifteen-year-olds given life for Spalding double murder

Video report by ITV's Peter Bearne.

49-year-old Elizabeth Edwards and her 13-year-old daughter Katie Edwards.

Two 15-year-olds have been given life sentences, both with minimum terms of 20 years, for the murders of a school dinner lady and her daughter in Spalding, Lincolnshire.

The boyfriend and girlfriend, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were both 14 when they murdered Elizabeth Edwards and her daughter Katie, 13.

The boy stabbed them both in their beds while they slept at their home in in April. He pleaded guilty to the murders ahead of a trial last month.

The girl, who had admitted manslaughter, was also found guilty of murder, after the court was told she was the "driving force" behind the killings, because she held a grudge against the victims.

The judge said the case had "defining and particularly chilling" features, including the young age of the defendants and that the offence was carefully planned.

As both teenagers remained composed in the dock, flanked by security guards, the judge condemned their conduct after the killings as "grotesque."

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