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Wigton man dies in A596 bypass crash

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A 23 year-old man from Wigton has died in a crash which has left another with serious injuries.

Steven Parker died at the scene after the BMW he was driving collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

The smash happened yesterday evening at 4:50pm on the Wigton bypass between Station Road and Carlisle bridge. The road was closed for six hours.

Mr Parker's two passengers, a 20 year-old man and a 19 year-old man, were taken to hospital. The 20 year-old is described by police as being in a serious condition. The 19 year-old has minor injuries.

Minor damage was caused to the Corsa and its occupants were uninjured.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said they were appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the crash or the vehicles described leading up to the incident.

Witnesses are asked to called 101

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John Armstrong officially flown out of India

John Armstrong from Wigton Credit: Family photo

John Armstrong from Wigton, one of the so called 'Chennai Six' has officially flown out of India. He was released from prison last week along with five other Britons, after being acquitted of weapons charges.

His sister Joanne Thomlinson, who has been campaigning for his release confirmed his freedom last night, but said he's not flying straight back to the UK:

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