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Two teenage girls die after car hits deer

Two teenage girls have died in a road crash after their vehicle hit a deer.

The Citroen C1 car in which the girls, who were 17 and 18, were travelling hit a deer and then a Volvo V40 collided with the vehicle, which caught fire.

The incident happened on the northbound carriageway of the A10 between Ware and the A120 Puckeridge exit at around 7.45am, Hertfordshire Police said.

The girls died at the scene while the driver of the Volvo, who is believed to be in his 50s, was taken to hospital for treatment for what are thought to be leg injuries.


Father charged with girl's murder to appear in court

The father of an 11-year-old girl found strangled at her home has been charged with her murder, police have said.

Rebecca Thompson. Credit: Hertfordshire Police/PA Wire

Rebecca Thompson was discovered at the house in Holmefield Road, Bushey in Hertfordshire, on June 22.

Her father Simon Thompson, 52, was taken to hospital after being involved in car crash in the early hours of the same day.

He has now been charged with murder and will appear at Hatfield Magistrates Court today.

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Teens die on railway line

Two teenagers have died in an apparent suicide pact after being hit by a train in Borehamwood in Hertfordshire. Their headteacher tonight described them as talented, hard-working and respected members of Hertswood Academy.

A friend said "Instead of dwelling on what just happened, we should be happy we were blessed enough to have known [either of] them." This report is from Tom Barton.

Police: No suspicious circumstances in teens' deaths

The identity of the 18-year-old man, who was died after being hit by a train in Hertfordshire, has not been released at the request of his family. Police earlier named 15-year-old Charleigh Disbrey as the other person who died in the incident. Both were from the Borehamwood area.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the two teenagers involved in last night’s tragic and acutely sad incident. Although my officers are continuing their investigations, as part of our work to prepare a file for the local Coroner, there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances and no one else is believed to have been involved.

Colleagues from Hertfordshire Constabulary are also in a local secondary school to provide comfort and support to students and staff at this very difficult time.

– Superintendent Phil Wilkinson from British Transport Police


Pupils offered counselling after teens killed by train

Two teenagers killed after being hit by a train at a Hertfordshire train station are believed to have been pupils at the Hertswood Academy in Borehamwood.

A statement on the academy's website today said: "At the start of the school day today we were contacted by the British Transport Police to inform us of an incident that had occurred overnight involving two of our students.

"From the details that we have been given we believe that two of our students, one in Year 10 and one in Year 13, have tragically died."

The statement went on: "Students and staff have been informed this morning and we are offering counselling to those affected by this tragedy. We will be closely monitoring the well-being of all students in the coming days and offering any necessary support.

"Our thoughts are obviously with the parents and families of those who have died and we would ask all to respect their privacy at this most difficult time."

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Police: Teenagers' deaths not suspicious

Police are not treating the deaths as suspicious Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

British Transport Police say they are not treating the deaths as suspicious. A spokesman said:

"BTP and Hertfordshire Constabulary officers were called to Elstree and Borehamwood station on Monday, 17 June following a report that two people had been struck by a train.

The incident was reported to BTP at 8.57pm.

Medics also attended the incident, but sadly a male and female, both believed to be teenagers, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are currently investigating to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, which is currently being treated as non-suspicious.”

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Two teenagers killed after being hit by train

Two teenagers have been killed after being struck by a train at a station in Hertfordshire.

It is believed the teenage boy and girl - thought to be in their late teens - were already on the tracks when they were hit by the train just before 9pm last night.

Paramedics arrived on the scene quickly but soon realised there was nothing they could do to help the two.

The St Albans to Sutton service train involved in the incident wasn't carrying any passengers.

East of England Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "First and foremost our thoughts are with the families and all involved in this tragic incident.

"On arrival it was evident nothing could be done and both patients were pronounced dead shortly after."

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