Witnesses sought after four die in crash

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POLICE appealed for witnesses yesterday after four people, including a mother and son, died in a two-car crash on the A1066 near Brettenham in Norfolk.

Kathleen Redshaw, 39, from Diss, who was driving a Toyota Starlet, was killed in the accident on Sunday evening, as was her son Jon, 18, who was sitting in the rear seat.

Her other son, Jamie, 19, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, with serious leg and chest injuries. A hospital spokesman said he was in a 'serious' condition in intensive care.

Andrew Coates, 18, the driver of the second car, an Austin Metro, was killed, as was his front-seat passenger, Adam Brown, 15. Both were from East Harling in Norfolk.

A teenage boy remained critically ill in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, yesterday after receiving serious head injuries in a crash on Saturday night.

Mark Venditti, 16, from Houghton in Cambridgeshire, was in a Renault with four other teenagers when it collided with a Toyota Spacecruiser taxi at Woodhurst, near St Ives. Andrew Davies, 16, of RAF Wyton, was killed and the driver of the Renault, Andrew Garrett, 17, from Houghton, died after being admitted to hospital.

A spokesman at Addenbrooke's said the other two passengers, David Chapman, 16, from St Ives - who suffered a broken leg and facial injuries - and Christopher Gedge, 15, of Bluntisham - admitted with head injuries - were in a stable but satisfactory condition. Gary Burrell, a passenger in the Toyota taxi, was admitted to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon. Yesterday a hospital spokesman said his condition was improving.

A 12-year-old girl was admitted to Kings Mill Hospital in Mansfield yesterday with serious spinal injuries after a crash in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire.

The collision, between a Triumph Acclaim and a Toyota Carina, happened on Sunday evening.

A 15-year-old who was believed to be driving the Triumph sustained serious injuries, while another passenger, aged 11, was slightly hurt.

The three occupants of the Toyota all suffered minor injuries.