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Coach driver released on bail after fatal M1 crash

A coach driver arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a fatal crash on the M1 has been released on bail.

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal collision. Credit: ITV Anglia

Three men travelling in an Audi A3 died when their car was was involved in a collision with a coach on the hard shoulder of the motorway early on Saturday morning.

The victims of the crash included the driver, a man in his 50s from London, and two men in their 20s who were returning to their Buckinghamshire homes following a night out in London.

A fourth passenger, also in his 20s, remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital following surgery.

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Coach driver arrested after M1 crash kills three

The driver of a coach involved in a fatal collision with a car on the M1 has been arrested, police say.

The crash occurred on the northbound carriageway of the M1 in Bedfordshire, killing three men in the stationary car.

A fourth man who was in the car remains in hospital with serious injuries, while none on board the coach were said to be hurt.

The coach driver is currently being interviewed in Luton, with Bedfordshire Police appealing for witnesses.

Police: Coach collided with stationary car on M1

Three men killed in a traffic collision on the M1 were all travelling in a car that had stopped on the hard shoulder, police said.

A double-decker coach collided with the car near Flitwick in Bedfordshire.

No one on the coach was hurt in the crash at about 6.45am, but a fourth occupant of the car was taken to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries.

A police spokesman said officers were locating and liaising with next-of-kin and had launched a full collision investigation.

Police: Three men dead after M1 traffic collision

Police at the scene of the collision on the M1 northbound. Credit: ITV Anglia

Bedfordshire Police say three men were killed in a traffic collision on the northbound carriageway of the M1 this morning.

A double-decker coach collided with a stationary car on the M1 northbound between junctions 12 and 13 near Flitwick. The motorway is closed heading north.

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Two men arrested on suspicion of terror offences

Two men in their mid-20s have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related offences, Bedfordshire Police said.

The men were held after police raided two properties in Bedford early yesterday morning.

Some property was seized during the operation, police said.

Both men were interviewed and subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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Bedfordshire mid-air collision: Police working hard to return things to normal around crash site

Police in Bedfordshire say that they are working hard to ensure that things return to normal as quickly as possible following a light aircraft crash this morning.

The pilot of a light aircraft died after a mid-air collision with another plane over the Bedfordshire countryside at around 8:30.

One of the aircraft crash landed in a field , while the other was able to land nearby.

"Our investigation is continuing.

Obviously we need to ensure that we facilitate the AAIB (Air Accidents Investigation Branch) investigation and we'll be looking to ensure that the scene returns to normality as soon as possible."

– Ch Insp Adrian Coton, Bedfordshire Police
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Bedfordshire: Police confirm pilot died in mid-air crash

The incident happened at around 8:30 this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have confirmed that the pilot of a light aircraft has died after a mid-air collision with another plane over the Bedfordshire countryside.

Air accident investigators are still at the scene near the village of Tempsford on the Bedfordshire Cambridgeshire border.

The other aircraft was able land safely at Thurleigh airfield.

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