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86-year-old woman killed in Borders collision named

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The 86-year-old woman who died in a road collision near West Linton has been named by police as Joan Mellors from Peebles.

Mrs Mellors suffered fatal injuries after her silver-coloured Honda Jazz left the road as she was travelling on the A701 and overturned before coming to a stop in a field.

Road Policing Officers are continuing with their inquiries and anyone with information should contact the Road Policing Unit in Galashiels via 101, quoting incident number 1276 of 11 October.


Road block caused by collision in Windermere

The collision happened at the junction of Elleray road and Ambleside road Credit: Google maps

The junction of Elleray road and Ambleside road in Windermere has been blocked as police deal with a crash that happened earlier.

Police were called to the area at 10:47am when two cars collided.

Emergency services are currently at the scene. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.

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Police investigate collision in Penrith after car failed to stop

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A road collision in Penrith is being investigated by Cumbria Police after the car failed to stop.

The car hit a parked silver Ford Fiesta on Lowther street.

Police believe the collision happened at some point between 10pm on Thursday, 25 May and 6.35am on Friday, 26 May.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police on 101 or email quoting log number 111.

82-year-old man killed in Hawick road collision

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Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on a residential street in Hawick.

The incident happened on Thursday 3 December at around 21:30.

An 82-year-old man was involved in a collision with a Skoda Fabia as it turned onto Rosevale Street from Mansfield Crescent.

The man was taken by ambulance to Borders General Hospital where he died due to his injuries.

Anyone with information relevant to the ongoing inquiry are asked to contact police on 101.


Three vehicle crash on A595

Police are dealing with a three vehicle traffic collision at Thursby Roundabout.

The road at the roundabout where it joins the A595 towards Wigton is shut.

Motorists are being asked to avoid the area.

Please visit the Traffic Link map here to keep up to date with the latest situation on the roads.

It is not believed that anyone has been seriously injured.

Family pays tribute to A595 crash victim

Iain Bell Credit: Cumbria Police

The driver who was killed in a road collision on the A595 yesterday (3rd June), has been named as 40-year-old Iain Bell from Haltwhistle.

The collision involved a lorry driven by a 52-year-old man from Hartlepool and a Toyota Landcruiser driven by Mr Bell.

Mr Bell’s family have paid tribute to a "gentle giant":

“Iain was a wonderful husband, son, brother, uncle, dad and granddad. He loved to tinker on his old wrecks which he called his pride and joys along with his three grandsons.

“Iain attended Cockermouth High School and later went on to become an electrical engineer undertaking his training at Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant.

"To most he was known as 'Big Iain' or the 'Gentle Giant', he was well liked and respected at Sellafield, where he worked as a construction manager and previously at Chapple Cross."

His wife Linda added:

"On Monday part of me died with him and life will never be the same again for me, our family and anyone else who knew him.”

Cumbria Police is asking any witnesses to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Nobody has been arrested and the police are continuing with their investigation.