Workers from the North East who were injured in a coach crash on the A1 in Cambridgeshire yesterday have returned to the region after being treated in hospital.
Eleven people, who work for Carphone Warehouse, were hurt after the collision with a lorry.
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The operation took around three hours to complete, with the remains being disposed of by a specialist animal by-product company.