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Duke of Edinburgh was breath-tested following Sandringham crash

The crash site at Babingley Credit: Archant

Police breath-tested the Duke of Edinburgh - and the driver of another vehicle - following a crash near the Sandringham Estate this afternoon.

A statement from Norfolk Police confirmed both drivers provided negative readings.

A spokesman said it was "force policy" to breath test drivers involved in collisions.

The crash - involving Prince Philip's Landrover and a Kia - took place on the A149 at Babingley, near Sandringham, just before 3pm on Thursday 17 January.

The Duke was uninjured. The female driver of the Kia suffered cuts while a female passenger had an arm injury. Both were treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn and have since been discharged.

Duke of Edinburgh involved in car crash near Sandringham

A file picture of the Duke of Edinburgh in a vehicle. Credit: PA

The Duke of Edinburgh has been involved in a road accident while driving close to the Sandringham Estate.

Philip, 97, was not injured in the crash on Thursday afternoon, Buckingham Palace said.

Norfolk Police said officers were called to the Sandringham Estate shortly before 3pm "following reports of a collision involving two cars".

A spokesman added that police and ambulance crews attended and two people in one of the vehicles suffered minor injuries.

The palace said the duke was seen later by a doctor as a precaution and confirmed he was not injured.

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman confirmed the duke was driving when the accident happened.

She added: "He saw a doctor as a precaution and the doctor confirmed he was not injured."

The spokeswoman would not comment on who Philip's passenger was, but it is likely the duke was travelling with his close protection officer.

The Duke's vehicle is recovered after the crash.

Man charged with two knifepoint robberies in Norfolk

Daniel York, will appear before Norwich magistrates. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police have charged a man in connection with two knifepoint robberies in West Norfolk.

Officers were called to JD Sports in Lynn High Street at about 9.55am on Thursday 10 January after a man entered the store and threatened a female staff member with a knife before stealing trainers, gloves and clothing.

Just before 10.30am at Lynn Road in Downham Market a car was stolen during a knifepoint robbery.

Daniel York, aged 20 from King’s Lynn, has been charged with two counts of robbery, one count of possession of a bladed article, one count of driving whilst disqualified and using a motor vehicle without insurance. He's appearing before magistrates in Norwich today.


Man jailed for a minimum of 20 years for King's Lynn murder

Gediminas Jasinskas has been sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison. Credit: Norfolk Police

A man who admitted killing his former partner in King’s Lynn has been jailed for a minimum of 20 years.

30-year-old Gediminas Jasinskas, of Tennyson Avenue in King’s Lynn, appeared at Norwich Crown Court this morning after pleading guilty to murder at a previous hearing in December.

It's after officers were called to an address in Fenland Road around 10.15pm on 21 September 2018 following reports 26-year-old Cristina Magda-Calancea had been stabbed multiple times outside her home as she returned from work.

Cristina Magda-Calancea had been stabbed multiple times outside her home as she returned from work.

She was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment, however died.

The court heard how Jasinskas fled from the scene after the attack; however made himself known to paramedics near to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he stated he "had a moment of passion and lost control and stabbed her.” The police were called and he was arrested.

He was taken to King’s Lynn Police Investigation Centre where he further admitted the stabbing during questioning.

Body found in supermarket car park

A man's body has been found in a supermarket car park in King's Lynn.

The body was found in a supermarket car park. Credit: Google

Officers were called to Lidl on Austin Street shortly before 11.30am this morning following concern for the safety of a man inside a car in the car park.

Paramedics attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained

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