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Look what the police found when they stopped a van in Norfolk

The van stopped by police who found a chair was being illegally used as a passenger seat

Police in Norfolk have tweeted a picture of a van they stopped on the A47 that shows the passenger seat was not what it should be.

Officers say that using a chair as a passenger seat is not only not safe but illegal too.


Tributes to one of the victims of the M1 crash

Tributes to one of the men killed in the M1 crash Credit: ITV News Anglia

One of three men killed in a crash on the M1 in Bedfordshire has been named locally as Nathan Reeve from Newport Pagnell in Milton Keynes.

The crash involving a coach and car happened near Flitwick on Saturday morning. Two men from Buckinghamshire and one from London - who were all in the car - were killed. A another man is in hospital in a critical but stable condition. No-one on the coach was injured.

Meanwhile friends of one of the men killed, who has not yet been named, have been laying flowers on a car which was left in Newport Pagnell at the time of the crash.

The coach driver has been arrested and bailed on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Coach driver bailed following fatal M1 crash

Detectives investigating a fatal crash on the M1 in Bedfordshire yesterday say the coach driver who was arrested at the time has been released.

Scene of crash on M1 Credit: ITV News, Anglia

The man, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, was released on unconditional bail to return to police headquarters custody suite in Kempston in May.

Bedfordshire Police say it is now known that all three passengers in the Audi A3 were men in their twenties who were returning to their Buckinghamshire homes following a night out in London. Two died at the scene and the third is in a critical but stable condition at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford following surgery. The driver of the car died and was a man in his late 50s from London.

All next of kin have now been located and are being supported by specially trained family liaision officers from Bedfordshire Police. None of the victims will be named until formal identification has taken place and inquests are opened and adjourned, which will be early next week.

No-one in the coach, which was travelling from Kent with a group of 63 women in their late teens and early 20s, was hurt.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the collision, which happened on the northbound hard shoulder of the M1 between junction 12 and 13 at 6.46am. The road was closed for seven hours.

Two die in late night collision

Two women have been killed in a crash on the A11 in Norfolk. Three cars collided at Besthorpe near Attleborough at just before 11.30 last night, near the junction with Silver Street.

The collision happened near the junction with Silver Street Credit: ITV News Anglia

A 46-year-old woman from Norwich died at the scene. A 30-year-old woman from Attleborough was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich hospital but died a short time later. The police have informed their next of kin.

The road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident, and began their investigations into what happened. It reopened early this morning.

The police are investigating the cause of the collision, and are appealing for witnesses.


Coach driver arrested following fatal M1 crash

The driver of a double decker coach has been arrested following a fatal crash on the M1 in Bedfordshire this morning.

Scene of the crash in Bedfordshire Credit: ITV News, Anglia

The collision happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 12 and 13 at around 6.45am. Three men in the car, who were pronounced dead at the scene, were taken to Bedford Hospital.

Police have confirmed two of the men were from Buckinghamshire and one was from the London area.

A fourth man who was in the car remains in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with serious injuries, he is also from Buckinghamshire.

None of the young people on board the coach, which was travelling from Kent, were hurt.

The driver of the coach from Travel Masters was arrested at the scene and taken to Luton Police station to be questioned.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information can contact police, in confidence, on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

M1 reopens following fatal crash in Bedfordshire

Part of the M1 has reopened in Bedfordshire following a fatal crash between a car and a coach this morning.

The Highways Agency confirmed that the northbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 13 opened just after 2.05pm.

The incident happened about 6.50am today (Saturday) which caused the M1 to close northbound between junctions 12 and 13.

Three people were killed and one person seriously injured.

Police question coach driver after M1 crash

The Director of the Kent-based coach company Travelmaster says the company will "co-operate fully" with the police and accident investigators, after one of its coaches was involved in a fatal collision on the M1 in Bedfordshire this morning.

Tim Lambkin says the driver passed all routine checks at the scene, including a breath test and is now being questioned by police. The coach was in a collision with a car which had stopped on the hard shoulder near Flitwick. Three men died at the scene, and a fourth man has been taken to John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries.

Mr Lambkin told ITV News Anglia that it is too early to speculate on what happened. He said his thoughts are with the families of those involved.

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