Officers investigating a fatal collision on the A421 this morning (Monday, 1 November 2021) are appealing for information and dashcam footage that could assist with their enquiries.

Shortly before 8am a van, car and HGV lorry were involved in a collision travelling westbound between the Black Cat roundabout and the A428. The collision caused the vehicles to catch fire and sadly two people were pronounced dead at the scene. Next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

This is a complex recovery while specialist officers work with colleagues from other emergency services to establish the circumstances, so both the westbound and eastbound carriageways between the A428 and the Black Cat roundabout will remain closed today.

Sergeant David Burstow, leading the investigation, said:

“Our thoughts are with the families of those involved at this time. We are working hard to establish the circumstances of the collision and ask that if you were travelling either westbound or eastbound this morning and have dashcam footage please come forward.”

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information is ask to contact police on 101 or via its online reporting service, quoting Operation Mabel.