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Students injured in France coach crash hope to be flown home in the next couple of days

Two students who were injured in a coach crash on Saturday should be flown home in the next few days. Credit: ITV News

Two Cheltenham students who were seriously injured in a coach crash in France are likely to be flown home in the next few days.

The students from Cheltenham Bournside School were rushed to hospital on Saturday after the coach they were on crashed.

The school released a statement today which said:

"We are delighted to be able to share that each of the two students who were seriously injured in the coach crash on Saturday are making very good progress and hope to be flown home over the next couple of days."

"Both families would like to thank everyone for their support to date and for their kind words on social media, which has been of great comfort at such a difficult time."

– Cheltenham Bournside School statement

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Fourth man arrested in relation to private schools abuse investigation

The former Badgeworth Court boarding school. Credit: ITV News

Police have arrested another man in connection with an investigation into historic abuse at former private boys schools. The man, who is 70, and lives in Norfolk, was released on police bail.

Three former members of staff from Badgeworth Court & Dowdeswell Court in Gloucestershire, and Clouds House in Wiltshire , were arrested in June and also released on police bail.

A statement from Gloucestershire Police said:

"A 70-year-old man from the Norfolk area was yesterday arrested on suspicion of physical and sexual abuse in connection with historical allegations in relation to the Badgeworth Court group of schools."

"He has been interviewed by officers from the regional Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team and bailed to return to police in September pending further inquiries."

"This was the fourth arrest in our investigation."

– Gloucestershire Police statement

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Incident on railway line in Bath

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Motorists are being advised to avoid the Dorchester Street area of Bath due to an accident on the railway line this morning (27 July).

Emergency services are on the scene and this is causing some congestion in the area around Bath Spa Railway Station.

The railway line is also currently closed and no trains will be running between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads until 1pm.

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