Girls killed in Wisbech A47 ditch crash named

A47 two girls killed
Image caption The ditch on the A47 where the car, a Ford Focus, ended up

Two sisters, aged seven and 10, who died after the car they were in crashed into a drainage ditch in Norfolk, have been named by police.

Jessica and Tamzin Portor died in hospital from serious head injuries after a Ford Focus overturned on the A47 near Wisbech on Thursday night.

The children come from Sutton Bridge, near Spalding, Lincolnshire.

Their father, aged 38, a woman, aged 43, and their 12-year-old brother suffered minor injuries.

The three were taken to hospital in King's Lynn and later discharged.

Ch Insp Chris Spinks appealed for witnesses to come forward.

He said: "Fatal collisions are tragic in any circumstances but given the fact that two young lives have been lost at this time of year seems to make it that much worse.

"Specially trained family liaison officers are supporting the bereaved relatives and collision investigation officers are piecing together the events that led to the crash.

"The circumstances are still unclear at this stage and I would ask anyone who thinks they might have information to come forward."

Officers said the Ford was being driven towards Wisbech when it left the road and overturned, coming to rest on its side.

The A47 was closed in both directions for several hours following the accident.

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