Update: Local man released on bail after Bratton Fleming crash

A second man has been released with no charges after two young people died in the crash on Friday.

A 21-year-old local man has been released on police bail while enquiries continue into the death of two young people in a horror crash on Friday.

A second local man, aged 20, has been released with no charges.

A 21-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, both from the village of Bratton Fleming, were killed when a car left the road near Loxhore Cross.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 3.50am.


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It is understood that the burnt-out car had rolled 25ft down a steep bank and come to rest on its roof in a field.

A police spokesman said: “A small community has lost two young people and our thoughts are with their families and friends at this tragic time.

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“Collision investigations are taking place at the scene and we anticipate the road will remain closed for some hours.

“This is the early stages of an investigation and no conclusions should be drawn about the incident at this time.”

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