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Police officers hit by car while protecting scene of fatal crash

Two Thames Valley Police officers were injured while investigating the fatal crash Credit: PA

Two police officers have been injured at the scene of a fatal road accident after another vehicle crashed into their squad car.

The incident happened on Oxford's Northern Bypass Road last night at 2.25am, following the death of a pedestrian in her 20s earlier in the evening.

The accident happened on the A40 at the Marston junction Credit: Google images

Both police officers were taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with injuries. One officer sustained a serious leg injury which will require surgery. His colleague sustained a knee injury and whiplash, however has since been discharged from hospital.

The driver of the Toyota Auris, a woman in her late 20s, suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

“The cause of this morning’s collision very much remains under investigation.

“I appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or have any other information which may assist our investigation, to contact police as soon as possible.”

– Sgt Jack Hawkins from Roads Policing

Thames Valley Police said the fatal collision between a grey Toyota Avensus and a pedestrian took place at 11.46pm on the A40 Northern Bypass Road.

Police said the pedestrian was in her 20s and died at the scene.

Officers said a section of the carriageway reopened shortly before 5am this morning after collision investigation work was carried out.


Berkshire man bedecks his town in Union Jacks to welcome royal baby

Rod Desmeules is putting up 100 flags Credit: Georgia Arlott

A resident of Hungerford in Berkshire is putting up a hundred Union Jacks to celebrate the birth of the royal baby.

Rod Desmeules says he has been waiting with a wheelbarrow full of flags and a ladder since the Duchess went into labour.

A royal welcome in Hungerford for the new Princess Credit: Georgia Arlott
The main street is now a sea of red white and blue Credit: Georgia Arlott

Mystery of missing mum : renewed appeals

Laura hasn't been seen for ten days Credit: Kent Police

Police are making fresh appeals to trace a 33 year old mother who has been missing for more than a week.

Laura El-Hagrasi was reported missing from her home in Cliftonville, Margate, at 7pm on Thursday, 23 April. She may also use the surnames ‘Ahmed’ or ‘Priede’.

Laura originates from Riga in Latvia and the day before she was reported missing was believed to have been heading to Heathrow with her husband and children in order to fly to Egypt. Police enquiries have revealed that the family travelled to Heathrow in a hire car - a silver Peugeot 208, registration AK13 VHT, leaving home at 3.20am on Wednesday 22 April and arriving in the Heathrow area just prior to 10am.

However, Laura never boarded a plane and it remains unclear whether she has attempted to leave the country by other means or is still in England.

‘Her family are very worried about Laura, as her disappearance is completely out of character. We are keeping an open mind as to where she may have gone, but it has now been more than a week since anyone had contact with her and we are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.’

– DI Richard Vickery, Kent Police

Police are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard from Laura, or who may have seen the vehicle travelling to Heathrow on 22 April, to contact them on 01634 884010. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Laura is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, medium build, with straight shoulder length brown hair, green eyes and with an eastern European accent.


Police appeal after fatal collision on country road

A motorist died early this morning on the A339 near Kingsclere Credit: Google images

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision between two vehicles on the A339 near to Kingsclere shortly before 7.16am this morning.

Tragically one person has died and another has been injured and is receiving hospital treatment.

Officers are particularly keen to talk to the owner of a silver vehicle possibly parked in a lay-by on the A339 seen flashing it's headlights to oncoming traffic after the accident as we believe they may be able to help us with our investigation into the circumstances of the accident.

The road is currently closed in both directions and diversions are in place. We would ask drivers to avoid the area for at least the next few hours.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to contact Sergeant Martin Munday from Whitchurch Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting Operation GLATTON

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Wait for the baby princess' name continues

The name of the new royal princess could be announced by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today.

William and Kate may tell the world what they will call their second child, who was born yesterday and introduced to the world during a photocall on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital.

The Duke and Duchess and Cambridge with their new daughter. Credit: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

The royal couple announced the name of their son George the day after they left the hospital in July 2013, and may do the same for their daughter.

Proud father Prince William spoke of his joy following the birth, telling the waiting media he was "very happy".

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Name of princess 'could be revealed tomorrow'

Will the new princess be called Charlotte? Credit: PA

The name of the new royal princess could be revealed tomorrow - just like Prince George's moniker was the day after his birth.

Charlotte is now the bookies' favourite with odds of 3/1, in line with the previous favourite Alice.

Olivia is being offered at around 4/1 while Victoria and Elizabeth remain popular choices.

ITV's Royal Correspondent Tim Ewart said the Princess of Cambridge could also expect visitors, most likely her grandparents and her great-grandmother, the Queen.

The Queen was in Yorkshire on royal duties today but is thought to have flown to London.

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London landmarks turn pink for baby princess

Some of London's most famous landmarks turned pink tonight to celebrate the birth of the new baby princess.

Tower Bridge was lit up in pink for a girl. Credit: ITV News

Tower Bridge shone fuchsia after darkness fell and the BT Tower was emblazoned with the words "it's a girl".

The BT Tower lit up with the words 'it's a girl'. Credit: PA

While The Golden Jubilee Bridges and the London Eye were also lit up in the the princess of Cambridge's honour.

The Golden Jubilee Bridges and the London Eye. Credit: PA
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