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Road closes for over 8 hours after man dies following crash with tractor

A 78-year-old male has died following a crash with a tractor in Scotland.

Road Policing officers are appealing for information following the fatal crash on the A96 at Auldearn.

The incident, involving a Mercedes A250 and a tractor, took place around 5.05 pm on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022.

Emergency services attended, and the 78-year-old male driver of the Mercedes was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the tractor driver was uninjured.

Tractor crash in Scotland

In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Scotland, said:

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“The road was closed for over 8 hours as officers carried out an investigation at the scene.”

“Enquiries into the crash remain ongoing. Anyone who was travelling in the area around the time in question is asked to come forward.”

Sergeant Ewan Calder said: “At this time, our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased, following their tragic loss.”

“As we continue our enquiries, we’d ask anyone with information or any potential dashcam footage to please come forward.”

“If you were in the area or believe you may have seen either of the vehicles before the incident, you can speak with officers on 101, quoting incident 2255 of January 12th,” the spokesperson added.

‘Significant’ increase in poaching gangs killing calves

Police in South Yorkshire have stepped up their efforts to clamp down on poaching gangs, slaughtering calves, pigs, hares, and deer.

On social media, the force asked the public to help rural communities.

Officers around the county, whilst on patrol, spoke to farmers, who said that they are experiencing a “significant” increase in poaching of deer and hares on their land.

Police want the public to help dispel the myth that “they are just putting food on the table”.

“They are no longer your claud green grass one for the pot-type folk once seen in HeartBeat,” a spokesperson said.

“When a deer has been chased around farmer’s fields by quads and dogs before it is taken down and mauled to death, the meat is ruined. So, this practice is simply blood lust of certain individuals who come out at night.”

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