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M27 closed between junctions 10 and 11

The M27 has been closed tonight following a six vehicle accident.

The Eastbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 11 - is blocked and vehicles are being diverted.

It's meant traffic chaos - with cues back to junction 7.

Motorists are being warned to avoid the area if they can, or expect serious delays. There are no reports of any casualties at the moment.


Two men killed in light aircraft crash near Shaftesbury

It has been confirmed that two men have died in a crash of a light aircraft east of Compton Abbas Airfield near Shaftesbury.

At 9.28am today, Saturday 26 August 2017, it was reported to Dorset Police that the Tiger Moth had come down and smoke was seen.

Emergency services attended the scene to deal with the incident and the Air Accident Investigation Branch was informed.

Chief Inspector Richard Bell, of Dorset Police, said: “Sadly, two men have died in the crash – the passenger, 67 years old and from Shaftesbury, and the pilot, 64 years old and from Blandford.

“Our thoughts are very much with their families at this very difficult time.

“For a brief period due to the smoke we had to put road closures in place and would like to thank any affected motorists for their patience.”

Appeal over serious crash

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being involved in a collision with a motorbike in Cliftonville.

Police were called to Northdown Road just after 2:30pm this afternoon.

Officers are currently at the scene along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and the pedestrian is reported to have sustained serious injuries.

The motorbike driver and a pillion passenger also received injuries. Two people have been arrested in connection with this incident.

There are road closures in place from Northumberland Avenue between the junctions of Rutland Avenue and Northdown Park Road and also from Northdown Road with the junctions of Prince’s Gardens and Leicester Avenue.

Officers would like to talk to anyone who may have seen a black, silver and yellow Honda CBR being driven in the area.

Balloon caused light aircraft crash at Kent airshow

A balloon has been found to be the cause of a light aircraft crash at Herne Bay's airshow in Kent.

According to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch it became lodged in its engine at last year's event, forcing the pilot to ditch the plane at sea.

The pilot managed to avoid both spectators and swimmers.

Spectators waded in to the water to help the pilot who was face down in the water.

Safety action has been taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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