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Four Lorries In A14 Traffic Collision

Four lorries have been involved in a traffic collision on the A14 in Cambridgeshire.

The incident occurred today 28 May at approximately 5.45am on the westbound carriageway between Histon and Girton.

Two of the lorry drivers have suffered minor injuries.

One of the vehicles was carrying seven-and-a-half tonnes of teddy bears.

Police said at least 15 motorists will be prosecuted for filming or taking pictures of the crash site.

They were stopped due to using a mobile phone while driving.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Suspect Becomes Stuck In Mud

A suspect became stuck in deep mud while trying to flee from police in Essex.

Officers were called to Orchards Holiday Village in Point Clear at approximately 12.10am after reports of an assault.

When they arrived, a man in his 20's ran from the scene and across a beach.

A police helicopter later discovered the man hiding in marshland.

Officer Sgt Southgate said: "As we approached across the marshes the male waded out into deep mud before getting stuck up to his waist."

"We were able to get the male back to the marshes but due to the onset of hypothermia, he collapsed and due to his size, sat heavy in the mud."

Emergency services were eventually able to free the man by 2am and took him to hospital in an ambulance.

UK Commercial Vehicle Production Increases

Figures released today show an increase in the UK commercial vehicle production for April.

Output increased by 36.8% compared to the same month last year, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Productivity has grown by 23.6% while exports surged by 50.1%.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said: "These figures are further evidence that commercial vehicle manufacturing in the UK has turned a corner after a period of restructuring."


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