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MP calls for change in the law on tyre maintenance

An MP has called for a change in the laws on tyre maintenance in Parliament today after a fatal crash on the A3 near Hindhead in September 2012.

The coach was taking people home from the musical festival Bestival on the Isle of Wight when it over turned.

Festival goers Michael Molloy and Kerry Ogden and the coach driver Colin Daulby were killed.

It was later found that a tyre which was more than 20 years old had blown out.

MP Stephen Hammond said guidelines had been published to the bus and coach industry about tyres over 10 years old not being fitted to the front axel.

Coach operators banned indefinitely following fatal crash in Surrey

The operators of the coach which crashed at Hindhead in September 2012 killing three people on board have been banned from operating coaches indefinitely.

It crashed into a tree when a twenty year old tyre burst as it made its way back from Bestival on the Isle of Wight. The coach was owned by MerseyPride Travel.

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The scene of the crash in September 2012 Credit: ITV Meridian

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Rock band Baroness in coach crash on way to Southampton gig

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The American heavy metal band 'Baroness' Credit: Baronessmusic.com

The American rock band Baroness have been involved in a serious coach crash while travelling to Southampton for a gig. The vehicle crashed off a viaduct on the A36 near Bath. The quartet had recently performed at the Fleece in Bristol.

Band members and their crew are recovering in local hospitals. A statement on the Baroness website said all tour dates have been postponed until further notice.

Our colleague sat ITV West Country have been following the story. Click here to see their coverage.

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