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Tributes to crash victims: Full report

Trina Lake reports from the village of Bratton Fleming in North Devon which has just lost two of its community in a crash. Its jubilee celebrations are being scaled back in the wake of their deaths.

A 21-year-old man arrested after the fatal crash has been released on bail. No action will be taken against a second man detained on suspicion of dangerous driving.


Tributes to Bratton Fleming crash victims

flowers at crash site
Flowers now mark the spot the car left the road near Bratton Fleming Credit: ITV Westcountry

As a North Devon village comes to terms with the deaths of two of its young people, flowers have been laid at the spot the car they were in left the road near Bratton Fleming. A 21 year old woman and a 23 year old man were killed in yesterday's crash.

Two men are being held on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Tragic crash: Jubilee service will "take on a different tone"

A Jubilee service planned for Bratton Fleming in North Devon will still go ahead tomorrow, despite the loss of two young members of the community. A 21 year old woman and 23 year old man were killed after the car they were in left the road near the village early yesterday morning.

A united service is due to be held on Millennium Green tomorrow. Methodist Minister Revd Terry Spencer says it now "takes on a different tone". Baptist minister Revd Clive Langston is organising the event. He has spent time with the families and says they want it to go ahead.

We will start by remembering the young people and praying for their families and those who have survived. We will then thank God for our Queen. We will rejoice with those that rejoice and mourn with those that mourn.

– Revd Clive Langston, Bratton Fleming Baptist Church


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