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Six year-old girl named after tragic road accident

Jess Marie Wright-Roberts
6-year-old Jess Marie Wright-Roberts, who died in a car crash Credit: Family

A six year-old girl who died in a car crash in Wiltshire last weekend has been named as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts.

The little girl was in a blue Land Rover Discovery driven by her step-mother when it came off the road and hit a hedge at Marston Maisey near Cricklade. No other vehicles were involved.

Her two brothers aged seven and 12 escaped serious injury. But their 26 year-old step-mother remains in a serious condition after being airlifted to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. The family live at Kempsford, near Fairford.

Wiltshire Police say specially trained Family Liaison Officers from both Wiltshire and Warwickshire Police, where Jess’s mother lives, have been provided to offer support to the families. They're appealing for witnesses.

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Tavaré signs 3 year contract with Gloucestershire

Will Tavaré signs three-year contract with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club
Will Tavaré signs three-year contract with Gloucestershire Credit: Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Will Tavaré has signed a three-year contract with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club. The 24 year-old from Bristol follows in the footsteps of his uncle, former Kent, Somerset and England batsman Chris Tavaré. Will has already hit three centuries and three half-centuries in the Championship, with a top score of 139 against Hampshire at Bristol.

“It is great news to have signed Will on a three-year contract.

As a local cricketer he has come through a traditional route from school, club and university. He has demonstrated a real maturity in his first year and some great skill at the top of the order.”

– John Bracewell, Gloucestershire Director of Cricket

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Roof of house destroyed by lightning

Most of the roof was destroyed in the storm
Most of the roof was destroyed in the storm Credit: ITV News West Country

The roof of a house in Hardwicke in Gloucestershire was destroyed last night when it was struck by lightning.

Firefighters were called out to help with a makeshift repair.

It's the second night the region has seen huge thunder storms.

Plastic sheeting has been put up in an attempt to keep water out
Plastic sheeting has been put up in an attempt to keep water out Credit: ITV News West Country
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