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Two year old girl and man die in head on collision

A man and a two year old girl have died after a head on collision in Torquay.

The police believe a car may have been driven deliberately this afternoon into the path of another car in which a family was travelling.

The girl's parents have life threatening injuries and are undergoing emergency surgery at Torbay and Derriford hospitals. The incident was witnessed by a police officer so the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Netherton spoke to us this evening

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Update: Police vehicle crash in Barnstaple

Two people, including a police officer, are being treated in hospital after a patrol car was involved in a collision with another vehicle in Barnstaple. It happened in Sticklepath Hill, around 7.25pm on March 26th.

Police units remain at the scene and an investigation is taking place to establish the cause of the collision. Devon and Cornwall Professional Standards Department have been made aware and are overseeing the investigation. The road is closed while emergency services are at the scene and diversions are in place.

– Devon & Cornwall Police Spokesman
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