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Jane Sutton: Skydive an incredible tribute to Stephen

Stephen Sutton's mother has described the world record tandem skydive that his family and friends set today as an "incredible tribute" to the teenager.

Jane Sutton took part in the skydive along with 402 others, to break the record.

Stephen's brother Chris also took part, and said Stephen would have said the achievement was "awesome".

Stephen Sutton skydivers officially set new world record

The family and friends of Stephen Sutton have officially broken the world record for the most people tandem skydiving at the same location in 24 hours.

Stephen's mother Jane skydiving over Lincolnshire Credit: ITV News Central

They recorded a total of 403 people involved, beating the previous record of 286.

Stephen, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, died in May last year after raising £5million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 19-year-old used social media to chart his three-year battle against cancer, and came up with a bucket list of things to do before he died. Number two on that list was to skydive.

A Guinness World Records adjudicator has confirmed that the jump at Hibaldstow Airfield in Lincolnshire was record-breaking.

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Skydivers on course to set new world record in memory of Stephen Sutton

Family and friends of Stephen Sutton who have been skydiving at a Lincolnshire airfield in an attempt to set a new world record in his memory have passed their 287th jumper.

It means more people have completed a tandem skydive today than ever before in 24 hours.

The organisers are waiting for official confirmation from the Guinness World Record adjudicator.

Stephen Sutton's family attempt skydive record in his memory

Friends and family of Stephen Sutton are attempting to break a world record for skydiving in his memory.

Stephen Sutton Credit: ITV News Central

Stephen, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, died in May last year after raising £5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The 19-year-old used social media to chart his three-year battle against cancer.

They are attempting to set a new record for tandem parachute jumps within 24 hours at a single venue.

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Man arrested after two women killed in crash

A man from Telford has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two women from the Market Drayton area were killed in a crash on the A5 in Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire this afternoon.

The latest from Staffordshire Police:

MOTORWAY: M6 - SOUTHBOUND - STAFFORDSHIRE

Two lanes are blocked and traffic is queueing due to accident on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South).

Lanes one and two are blocked but a third lane is still open near Stafford.

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