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FATAL COLLISION IN RUTLAND

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Two people have died following a collision in Rutland.

An investigation, led by Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), has begun following the incident – which happened yesterday (Monday, May 9), on the A47 Peterborough Road in Barrowden, just to the east of the crossroad with Barrowden Lane and Luffenham Road.

Picture: Leicestershire Police

Emergency services were called just before 4pm, following a report of a collision involving a silver Fiat Qubo and a black Volkswagen Golf.

The occupants of the Fiat – a man and a woman – were pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody in the Golf was seriously injured.

A 54-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs. She remains in custody at this time.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or who witnessed the collision to come forward.

Detective Constable Kasie Carter, from the SCIU, said: “Our investigation is very much ongoing and we are carrying out a number of enquiries into the incident.

“I would ask that anyone who was travelling along the A47 this afternoon and saw what happened, but has not yet come forward, to do so.

“I am particularly keen to speak to any motorists with a dashcam or who saw either vehicle prior to the collision occurring. Any footage or information you have could be vital.”

Anyone with information should visit: https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-beta-2.1/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and quote incident 394 of May 9.

Alternatively call 101.

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