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A12 Stratford St Mary crash

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Emergency crews rushed to the scene of the single-vehicle accident which left a lorry on its side after it careered in to a central reservation on the dual carriageway near Stratford St Mary at 4.30pm today.

The driver, a woman in her early 60s, was taken to Ipswich Hospital after suffering “multiple serious injuries,” police said.

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman initially said she had sustained “potentially life-threatening head injuries” but later said the woman is “not believed to be in a life-threatening condition” after her condition improved when paramedics treated her on the scene.

An air ambulance arrived at the scene at 5.35pm but the woman was taken to the Heath Road site by land ambulance with air ambulance medics on board.

Meanwhile commuters have faced an evening of chaos with multiple queues up to five miles long being reported in the area after both lanes were blocked following the closure of the northbound carriageway.

Heavy congestion has been reported between Brantham and Manningtree along the A137 and around Ardleigh.

Diversions are expected to remain in place for until later tonight with specialist recovery required to remove the lorry and its container.

An Essex Police spokesman said the woman is tonight being assessed at the hospital after sustaining “multiple serious injuries”.

The spokesman added: “The female driver of a lorry appears to have lost control of it shortly before 4:30pm and struck the central reservation barrier, forcing it on to its side.

“As a result of this crash, both lanes were blocked with police closing the road at the Ardleigh Interchange to allow emergency services to deal with the incident scene.

“A section of the southbound carriageway was briefly closed by Suffolk police while their roads policing officers assisted Essex Police in removing debris from the area adjacent to the crash scene.”

Forensic collision investigators are working at the scene to identify the cause of the crash.

The lorry jackknifed in the incident, according to reports, the East of England Ambulance Service spokesman added.

Police are waiting for specialist recovery engineers to remove the lorry and its container of rice.

Diversions are being implemented by Highways Agency.

Witnesses to the crash are urged to contact Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email [email protected]

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Woman arrested for driving stolen mobility scooter in reckless manner

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Police in Hartlepool came across an unusual incident while on a routine patrol of the town centre.

The Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police team managed to stop a stolen mobility scooter, now we aren’t too sure if a pursuit was given but if there was we are sure the footage would be unreal.

And we are fairly sure those cops responding to the incident won’t hear the end of this one back in the parade room for the next couple of years.

Anyways getting back to the story because this is, after all, a very serious incident, officers have described it as ‘one of the strangest jobs they’ve dealt with’.

Not only had the woman stole the mobility scooter she could not even drive it. Police Say she was spotted driving the Scooter in a reckless manner while under the influence of alcohol.

Cops managed to get their hands on her and lock her up but now they have the job of finding out whos scooter it is.

The cops admitted this was Perhaps one of the strangest jobs officers have dealt with in recent times.

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Boy aged five dies after crossing the road in Bournemouth

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Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal collision in Bournemouth in which a young boy has sadly died after he crossed the road.

Police Hour is unable to speculate on whether or not the child was out walking the streets alone, Police have not confirmed these details.

What we can confirm

At 3.54pm today, Wednesday 13 December 2017, Dorset Police was called to reports of a very serious collision involving a black Vauxhall Corsa and a five-year-old boy as he crossed Naseby Road.

The boy, from Bournemouth, sustained a serious head injury and was taken to Poole Hospital. Very sadly he died a short time later. His parents have been informed and the coroner notified.

The driver of the car, a local woman aged in her 20s, was shaken but uninjured.

The road is closed while emergency services deal with the incident and collision investigators examine the scene.

Police appeal for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward

Police Sergeant Joe Pardey, of the traffic unit, said: “It is with great sadness for me to say that this young boy died from the injuries he sustained in the collision. Our thoughts are with all his family and friends.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would ask anybody who was in the area at the time to consider any dashcam or CCTV footage they may have which could assist us in our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email at [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 13:269. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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87-year-old Arthur was beaten and robbed in his own home sadly dies

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Arthur who was aged 87 was badly beaten and robbed in his own home has sadly lost his life in hospital following the horrific ordeal he experienced.

Arthur ‘Bob” Gumbley was attacked in his own home in Endwood Drive, Sutton Coldfield on November 21st.

He was found laid in a pool of blood on the floor, he was black and blue having been punched and kicked in the face.

He was rushed to the Good Hope Hospital where he was receiving treatment to his chest, neck, arms and face.

Arthur before the attack was in really good health, sadly his condition deteriorated last week and he sadly passed away on Monday 11 December.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Dan Ison, said: “This was an horrific and despicable attack on a defenceless elderly man in his own home, which has now resulted in his untimely death and a murder investigation.

“I am appealing for the support of the public to assist us in bringing those responsible to justice. Therefore, I make a plea to any person who may have any information, or who may be a witness to this terrible incident, to please make contact with us.

“Crimes of this nature cannot go unpunished, and I want to reassure Arthur’s family that every effort is now being made to bring those responsible to justice. They are being supported by specially trained officers, and I would ask that their privacy is respected at this sad time to allow them to grieve.

“The robbery is believed to have taken place between 7 pm and 9 pm when thieves ransacked the house and stole items of jewellery and cash, as well as a purse that belonged to Arthur’s late wife.”

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