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Man arrested after pedestrian dies in crash near Stansted Airport

The crash happened at Ugley, two miles north of Stansted Airport. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been arrested after a pedestrian died in a crash near Stansted Airport this morning (August 13).

Essex Police were called to Ugley, around two miles north of Stansted, just after 2.30am today to reports that a Volkswagen Transporter was in collision with a 32-year-old man. He died at the scene.

A 51-year-old man from Saffron Walden has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.

Cambridge Road has been closed between Pound Lane and The Chequers pub while forensic officers begin their investigation.

Police have urged drivers to avoid the area and encouraged any witnesses to contact them on 101.

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Severe storms cause more disruption at Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport. Credit: PA

Passengers are facing more disruption at Stansted Airport as severe storms hit the East.

The weather means that air traffic control restrictions have been put in place. The airport said this may lead to flights being disrupted.

They've urged people to check the latest status of their flight with their airline before travelling to the airport.

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It comes after a miserable bank holiday weekend for the airport.

A lightning strike knocked out the aircraft fuelling system, leading to cancellations and delays.

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