Peterborough man killed in A47 crash at Guyhirn

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A man died in a crash on the A47 near Guyhirn on Monday.

Martin Burlingham, 34, of Salix Road, Hampton Hargate, Peterborough, was driving a white Ford Fiesta van which was involved in a collision with a lorry at about 6.10am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The A47 was closed between Guyhirn and Wisbech for eight hours while police conducted their investigations.

The incident happened about one mile from the roundabout at Rings End.

The driver of the lorry, a 50-year-old man from Lancashire, was not injured in the crash.

Police are investigating and appealing for anyone who saw the collision, or either vehicle involved, just prior to contact them on the 101 number.

n In an unrelated incident, the Magpas Helimedix team was called to Wimblington on Sunday evening after a child had been hit by a car.

The girl was assessed and discharged from the scene with no injuries following the incident, which happened at 7.10am.

The helicopter was manned by Dr Nick Foster and paramedic Keiran Bromley.

The chief pilot was Richard Eastwood and crew member Steve Hunwicks.

n Firefighters were called to a garden fire in Tydd St Giles on Monday.

A crew from Wisbech, along with colleagues from Long Sutton, attended the blaze in Broad Church East at 10.20am.

Firefighters arrived to find a fire in a garden close to a field of standing crops.

Using a hose reel they extinguished the fire and returned to their stations by noon.