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Two-vehicle collision closes part of A66

The scene of the crash at Shap summit Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

The A6 at Shap summit was closed both ways due to a two-vehicle crash between Forest Hall and J39 of the M6.

All lanes have now been re-opened.

There are currently no reports as to whether anyone has been injured.

Police advised motorists to be patient while they arranged vehicle recovery to clear the road.


92-year-old man who died following A66 crash named

The collision happened on the A66 near Threlkeld Credit: ITV Border

A man who died after being involved in a collision on the A66 has been named by police as 92-year-old Alec Bond, of Cockermouth.

Mr Bond died on Friday 22 December at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, following the crash on Tuesday 19 December, where the he car driving collided with a lorry near to Threlkeld.

The death has been referred to the HM Coroner for Newcastle.

Anyone with information should call PC691 Ormerod on 101.


Four-year-old girl in hospital after A69 crash

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A four-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after the car she was travelling in was involved in a crash on the A69.

The two-vehicle collision happened between Brampton and Corby Hill at 8.45am.

A 43-year-old woman from Carlisle, who was driving the Vauxhall Astra, was also taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

A 46-year-old male driver of a Land Rover, also involved in the crash, did not suffer any injuries.

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