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Prison van crash on A64

Prison van

6:45pm 6th July 2011

There major disruption on the A64 tonight after a prison van has overturned near Tadcaster.

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed a collision happen just after 4pm.

The prisoners inside are all accounted for and being heavy guarded by officers along the carriageway.

Minster FM understand another prison van is on route to collect them and transport them to their destination.

Details of the crimes these inmates have committed have not been released by police.

What Minster FM can confirm is that the A64 westbound carriageway has been closed to one lane whilst an investigation is carried out.

There's also up to six miles of traffic built-up as motorists slow down to look at the incident (accurate as of 6.45pm.)

Members of the public are being urged not to panic and the situation is under control with all the prisoners accounted for.

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