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6 year sentence for lorry driver who was on social media seconds before fatal crash

A lorry driver who caused a fatal crash in Hampshire in which two people were killed has been jailed for six years.

HGV driver, Keith Mees from Derbyshire, was driving on the M271 in Southampton when the incident happened. The court heard he had been looking at Facebook on his mobile phone just seconds before the crash occured in December 2015. A number of vehicles were involved in the accident including three lorries. The two victims had been travelling in a car.

Lorry driver to be sentenced over fatal crash

Two people died in the crash on the M271 near Southampton last year Credit: ITV Meridian

A lorry driver who was using his phone when he caused a crash near Southampton, is due to be sentenced today.

Two people were killed on the M271 in December last year.

Keith Mees, who's forty nine, hit two other lorries and a car. He previously admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

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Man arrested in connection with poppy damage detained under mental health act

Police were called to the Cenotaph in Watts Park in Southampton Credit: ITV Meridian

A 29-year-old man arrested in connection with the criminal damage of poppy wreaths in Southampton has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Police were called to the Cenotaph in Watts Park on Friday afternoon to reports that the poppy wreaths were being removed from the memorial.

The man has also been bailed until January 19th while investigations continue.

Man in custody over damage to poppy wreaths

The Cenotaph in Watts Park in Southampton was targetted Credit: ITV Meridian

A man has been arrested in connection with the criminal damage of poppy wreaths in Southampton.

Police were called to the Cenotaph in Watts Park yesterday afternoon to reports that the wreaths were being removed.

The Cenotaph in Watts Park in Southampton was targetted Credit: ITV Meridian

A 29-year-old man from Southampton is currently in police custody.

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