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Two people have died following a crash in Rutland this afternoon (Monday, May 9).

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

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

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Police

The driver and passenger of the Fiat – a man and a woman – were pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody in the Volkswagen 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.

Police have closed the road while investigations take place.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or who witnessed the crash 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.”

Witnesses can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-beta-2.1/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and quoting incident 394 of May 9.

Alternatively call 101.



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