Mum and twins killed in awful Devon crash are named.

Police have today named the mother and her twin children who tragically lost their lives in a collision on the A361 near Landkey Junction, Barnstaple, on Monday 31 July.

Jane Baker-Lockett, 43, and her children, 12-year-old twins James and Amy Gaskin died when the car they were travelling in was involved in a collision.

Emergency services were called at 8.25am to the A361 at Barnstaple following a two vehicle collision between a white Kia Sportage travelling towards Barnstaple and a lorry travelling in the opposite direction.

The family were from the Milton Keynes area and were travelling in a separate vehicle from her husband and her 14-year-old son. They were not directly involved in the incident.

The road was closed for nine hours whilst officers from the Exeter Serious Collision Investigation Unit examined the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by email on 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting 0125 of the 31st July.

Police have said that the car involved in the triple fatal crash on the A361 North Devon Link Road today ‘crossed the centre white line’ and hit a lorry.

The woman’s husband, and children’s stepfather, was travelling in a separate vehicle in front and witnessed the crash, the BBC have reported.

The A361 is expected to be closed for the rest of the day for collision investigation work. Police asked motorists to avoid the area, and for anyone who witnessed the crash to come forward.

A road closure has been put on at the Landkey junction on the A361. The closure is likely to be on all day and motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

The road reopened at 5.49pm

If anyone witnessed this incident, please email 101@dc.police.uk or call 101 quoting 0125 of the 31st July.Today’s tragic events come less than 24 hours after a person was left with life threatening injuries after a two vehicle collision on the same road near the West Buckland junction.

 

 

 

 

UK Critical threat level explained

The UK threat level has just been raised to Critical, the highest possible level out of five. This is the first time the level has been raised to Critical since 2007.

According to the MI5 website this is what the various levels mean:

LOW means an attack is unlikely.

MODERATE means an attack is possible, but not likely

SUBSTANTIAL means an attack is a strong possibility

SEVERE means an attack is highly likely

CRITICAL means an attack is expected imminently

Following the events outside Manchester Arena last night here is a recap of what we know so far.

  • The attacker is thought to be 22-year-old Manchester-born Salman Abedi.
  • Prime Minister Theresa May made statement in Downing Street confirming the details.
  • Theresa May called it a “Callous attack carried out with cold calculation”.
  • Queen condemns “act of barbarity” that has “shocked nation”, the full statement can be read below.
  • ‘Bomb’ went off at 10.33pm on Monday evening.
  • 22 killed.
  • 59 injured.
  • Victims treated at eight hospitals across Greater Manchester.
  • Greater Manchester Police (GMP) release a freephone number for people concerned about loved ones 0800 096 0095.
  • A vigil will be held at 6pm tonight in Albert Square, Manchester.
  • Manchester Victoria train station remains closed.
  • First victim confirmed as 18-year-old Georgina Callander from Lancashire.
  • Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester thought to be in relation to last night’s incident.
  • IS says it carried out the terror attack.

Police are appealing for anyone with ‘dash-cam’ footage in Manchester between 8pm and 11pm on Monday night, to send it to them as a ‘matter of urgency through this website.

 

The Queen made a statement, the full statement can be read below.

 

Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement earlier from Downing Street, later today she will be travelling to Manchester.

Police has said concerned friends and family should call the freephone number 0800 096 0095.