Devon

Man released on bail after north Devon crash arrest

Burnt out car
Image caption Four people were in the car which crashed at Loxhore Cross in north Devon

A 21-year-old man arrested after a man and woman died in a road crash in north Devon has been released on bail.

The 21-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, both from from Bratton Fleming, died in the crash at Loxhore Cross, near Barnstaple, early on Friday.

Diamond Jubilee celebrations in the village where the pair lived were being toned down, a local councillor said.

No further action was to be taken against a second man, aged 20, arrested at the same time, police said.

Four people were in the vehicle when it crashed on the B-road north east of Barnstaple at about 03:50 BST on Friday.

Police found the car burnt out and closed the road between Bratton Cross and Snapper for several hours for an investigation to be carried out.

The arrested men were being investigated for causing death by dangerous driving.

Terry Shapland, chairman of Bratton Fleming Parish Council, said everyone in the village had been "hit hard by the news".

He said: "We will carry ahead with the children's events, but probably not so much with the adults' events just to show respect to the families of those involved."

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