Nottingham

Man dies in Bassetlaw 'lamping' crash

A man who died in a car crash in Nottinghamshire might have been involved in a form of rabbit hunting known as "lamping", police said.

Ross Staples, 25, of Gildingwells, was a passenger in a Subaru Forester which crashed in a field near Bassetlaw, at about midnight on Tuesday.

The 22-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on police bail.

Lamping is done at night using high-powered lights and off-road vehicles.

The other passengers, a 21-year-old man from Dinnington and a 28-year-old man from Thurcroft, were arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice but have since been released without charge.

The driver was also questioned on suspicion of the same offence.

Mr Staples was pronounced dead at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop.

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash, which happened in a field next to White Water Lane in Styrrup at about 00:15 BST.

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