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Serious crash closes A66 between M6 and Brough

The A66 is closed between the M6 and Brough due to a serious accident at Crackenthorpe.

Police were called to the scene at around 5.10pm after a two vehicle collision.

The road is closed and motorists are asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes.

The road is expected to be closed for several hours for accident investigation work.


Man crushed by baler at Cumbrian waste site

A man has suffered severe injuries after being crushed by a paper baler at a Cumbrian waste site.

Police were called to the Cumbria Waste Management plant in Workington at 1pm on Sunday, where they found a man trapped under several tonnes of paper.

The fire brigade spent 30 minutes working to free the man, who is thought to be local.

He was airlifted to the RVI Hospital in Newcastle where his condition is said to be stable.

The man suffered severe injuries including a fractured pelvis and broken ribs.

An investigation into the accident is now being carried out by the Health and Safety Executive.


Family pay tribute to "level headed" teen

Credit: Wilson Family

The family of 18-year-old Josh Wilson, who was killed in a motorbike accident in Aspatira, have paid tribute to a "level headed and practical boy who will be sorely missed."

He was riding his motorbike when the accident happened at Heathfield Bridge on Thursday 25th September.

He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, but died on Friday 26th September.

"Joshua 'Josh' Alan Wilson will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

"His family describe him as being single minded, head strong, level headed and very practical.

"His family are very proud of the fact that Josh was keen to be an organ donor and it has brought a great deal of comfort to them knowing that he’s managed to help so many as a result of his tragic death."

– Family statement

Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in Borders crash

A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash in the Scottish Borders. Police say the biker was in collision with a Jaguar car on the A68 at Soutra Hill on Friday (6th June) at around 4.15 pm. Officers are appealing for witnesses as they investigate the crash

I wish to appeal to any person who was at or near the location at the time of the collision and who may have information that could assist us with our enquiries to contact the police as soon as possible on 101.

– Sergeant Scott Sneddon, Police Scotland Trunk Road Policing Unit

Woman airlifted to hospital after Galloway biking accident

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling from her mountain bike in Kirroughtree Forest near Newton Stewart.

The cyclist suffered head and neck injuries after being thrown from her handlebars whilst making her way through one of the sections of the famous 7 Stanes tracks on Saturday afternoon.

She was brought to safety by the Galloway Mountain Rescue and team before the air ambulance transferred her to Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.

"The injured female was packaged with a C-collar and vac-matt and stretcher carried to an awaiting ambulance and thereafter transferred to Helimed 5 air ambulance to be flown to DGRI."

– Galloway Mountain Rescue Team
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