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Man arrested for sharing video of fatal A50 collision on social media

A man has been arrested after a video showing the scene of a fatal collision on the A50 was shared on social media.

The collision occurred on the eastbound side of the carriageway between Toyota Island and Chellaston at around 10.15am on Sunday 16 April.

Two men, who were in a Bentley Bentayga which left the carriageway and struck a bridge pillar, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Images and video from the crash scene have since been circulating on social media.

A 64-year-old man from Burton-on-Trent has been arrested on suspicion of malicious communications and harassment.

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He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Constable Trish Siddall-Hart, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“We ask that members of the public do not take or share images and footage following serious and fatal collisions such as this as it causes the families involved further distress.

“We treat these matters very seriously and will always endeavour to identify anyone involved in this type of behaviour.”

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