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An emotional plea from a mother after the deaths of her two young daughters in a car crash.

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Inquest: Defective tyres on step-mothers' car could have caused crash

An inquest into the deaths of two young sisters killed in a road crash has heard that it could have been caused by defective tyres on their step-mothers' car.

Ten year old Tamzin Portor and Jessica, who was seven, were killed in the crash on the A47 at Walsoken in Norfolk two days after Christmas in 2012.

Their father's partner Marie Easter was driving when she swerved off the A47 at Walsoken in Norfolk. She admitted two charges of causing death by careless driving at Norwich Crown Court and was given a 15-month jail term, suspended for two years.

Sgt Andy Hood told the inquest the rear tyres on the car were defective. With uneven pressure on all four tyres and a damp road surface, that would have been a contributory factor in the crash.

Coroner Jacqueline Lake gave a narrative verdict, saying both girls had died from multiple injuries after their car overturned. Jessica had not been wearing a seatbelt.

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