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Christmas Day crash investigation 'almost complete'

Police have almost completed an investigation into a Christmas Day motorway crash in which two young brothers and their aunt from Bucks were killed.

Staffordshire Police said a file on the tragedy, which happened as the family were en route to a wedding, was being prepared for the CPS.

Adnan and Arsalaan Habib, aged 10 and four, and their aunt, 32-year-old Bushra Tazarib, all from High Wycombe, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Two other women were treated in hospital after the accident at about 11.25am on the northbound M6 near Stoke-on-Trent.

Thousands of people, including boxer Amir Khan, attended the brothers' funeral, which was held at a mosque in High Wycombe on December 29.

The investigation into this incident is almost complete and a file of evidence will be sent to the CPS for consideration, as is usual practice in fatal road traffic collisions.

– Staffordshire Police statement


Large numbers prepare to work on Christmas Day

An increasing number of people are working on Christmas Day, with hospitals, hotels and pubs asking more staff to forego a festive break, according to a new study. The TUC said almost 172,000 workers were on duty on December 25th in 2010, a 78% increase compared with 2004.

There were equal numbers of men and women going to work on Christmas Day, with those in NHS and social care making up the biggest group.