Cambridgeshire

Man charged over Yaxley double road deaths

Thomas Fletcher (l) and Thomas Northam Image copyright Family/Facebook
Image caption Thomas Fletcher (left) and Thomas Northam died in the accident on Tuesday

A man has been charged with causing the deaths of two men who were struck by a car in Cambridgeshire.

Thomas Fletcher, 19, and Thomas Northam, 22, died after they were hit by a BMW as they walked on Broadway in Yaxley, near Peterborough, on Tuesday.

Richard Frost, 38, of Dorset Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, has been charged with causing their deaths by dangerous driving.

He is expected to appear before magistrates later.

Mr Frost has been further charged with two counts of dangerous driving, one count of causing actual bodily harm (ABH) and one count of common assault.

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The two men who died were formally named by Cambridgeshire Police earlier.

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Image caption The men died after being hit by a BMW
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Image caption The air ambulance attended but the two victims were pronounced dead at the scene