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Mourners pay touching tribute to Lily and Abbey

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers died after a car crash in Lyndhurst

A memorial service has been held for two teenage girls who were killed in a car crash in the New Forest a week ago.

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers, both aged nineteen, died when the car in which they were passengers smashed into a wall in Lyndhurst.

Today family and friends gathered at nearby Boltons Bench for the ceremony including a minute's applause to celebrate their lives. Richard Slee reports.

Hundreds of people gather at memorial for Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers

Memorial service to be held for Lily and Abbey

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers died in a crash last weekend Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A memorial service will be held today for two teenage girls who died in a car crash in the New Forest.

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers, born on the same day 19 years ago, died together when the car in which they were passengers smashed into a wall.

It happened in Gosport Lane at Lyndhurst last Saturday morning. The 21-year-old driver and another girl were injured and taken to Southampton General Hospital.

Investigations into how the incident happened are continuing.

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Woman died at scene after being hit by a car

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision in Abingdon.

At about 5pm on 26 November, a Ford Focus and a pedestrian were in collision on the A4183 Oxoford Road, Lodge Hill, Abingdon.

The pedestrian, an 81-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed to Lodge Hill roundabout until about 8.30pm

If you have any information about the collision then please contact investigating officer, Sgt Sharon Scarffe via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Fatal crash in Royal Wootton Bassett

A man has died following a road traffic collision in Royal Wootton Bassett.

The incident took place at 5.25pm last night outside The Old Nick pub on Station Road.

A grey Fiat Punto was in collision with a 78 year-old man from Royal Wootton Bassett.

The man was taken to Great Western Hospital in Swindon with life threatening injuries but sadly died this morning as a result of his injuries.

Wiltshire Police would like to hear from anyone who was on Station Road last night immediately before the incident or anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Witness appeal after fatal collision near Alton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision near to Alton yesterday evening.

It happened on the B3349 at Shalden at 7.53 pm.

A black Audi S5 was discovered extensively damaged; the vehicle had collided with a tree. The 40-year-old male driver from Hook died of his injuries at the scene.

Roads Policing Officers at Whitchurch would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle before or after the collision.

In particular, officers would like to speak to two women drivers who stopped at the scene to assist.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the investigation team quoting Operation Martello on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Fatal crash on M26 in Kent

Kent Police is appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision on the M26.

At 4.55pm on 23 August, a grey Citroen C2 was travelling along the London-bound carriageway at Kemsing when it went off the road and collided with the bank.

The driver and only occupant of the vehicle, a London man in his 30s, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is not believed any other vehicle was involved but officers from the Kent Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit ask anybody who witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle prior to the incident to call 01622 798538.

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Driver of motorhome dies after collision with truck

Dorset police officers are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash on the A31, outside Wimborne service station.

The collision happened between a grey and white Fiat Autorail motorhome and a yellow DAF tipper truck.

Sadly, the driver of the motorhome, a man in his 60s from Fareham, died at the scene. His wife, a woman in her 60s and the driver of the tipper truck were taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 24:126.

Police appeal for witnesses after fatal crash in Dartford

Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal crash in Dartford.

A pedestrian, thought to be in his 80's, is reported to have been hit by a car on Park Road.

Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was taken to Darent Valley Hospital with minor injuries.

Detective Sergeant Scott Lynch, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Kent Police said, ‘I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to an officer to get in touch as you might have information that could help with our investigation.

"I would also ask anyone who saw the car or the man, who was described as using a walking stick and wearing a flat cap, prior to the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.’

Any witnesses should contact DS Scott Lynch on 01622 798538.

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Cyclist killed by lorry near Salisbury

A cyclist has died after colliding with a lorry on the A354 near Hillcrest Farm in Coombe Bissett, Salisbury. The crash happened yesterday morning at around 10:33am as the lorry overtook two cyclists.

The one at the back - a 49 year-old man from the Salisbury area - died at the scene. His companion was uninjured. The road was closed for 5.5 hours afterwards.

Wiltshire Police would like all witnesses to come forward who have not already done so.

Baby leaves hospital after surviving motorway crash that killed her mother

A five-week-old baby airlifted from a motorway crash that killed her mother has been discharged from from hospital.

Ruby Bull was travelling with her mother Joanna on the M40 on Friday when they were in collision with a lorry near junction 9 at Wendlebury.

Mrs Bull, from Warwickshire, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while Ruby was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

In a statement, Mrs Bull’s family said: “Jo was vibrant, beautiful, and caring in so many ways. A girl who added zest to a room and who had found true love and happiness with her husband of just one year, Dave.

“To have her taken from us at such a happy time is utterly unbearable.”

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