Carlisle peer 'killed in helicopter crash'

Four people, including Lord Ballyedmond from Cumbria, have died after a civilian helicopter crash in Gillingham, near Beccles, Norfolk police have confirmed.

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Helicopter manufacturers 'assisting' authorities

Manufacturers of the helicopter which crashed in Norfolk killing Carlisle peer Lord Ballyedmond have told ITV Border they have sent representatives to assist with the investigation.

“AgustaWestland is very saddened by news of an accident involving one of the helicopters it manufacturers.

"AgustaWestland has promptly dispatched personnel to assist the operator and authorities with their investigation.

"While that process takes place, it is not possible to make any further comment."

– AgustaWestland spokesperson

Lord Ballyedmond had previously raised concerns about the safety of his aircraft.

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