Two men released on bail following Bath tipper incident

The two men arrested in connection with a fatal accident involving a tipper truck in Bath last week have been released on bail.

Avon and Somerset Police arrested a 19-year-old man yesterday (17 February) on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and manslaughter by gross negligence.

A 28-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of causing manslaughter by gross negligence.

Both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The arrests follow the incident in Lansdown Lane, Bath, on Monday 9 February, in which three people died when a tipper truck carrying aggregate was in a collision with a number of vehicles and a pedestrian.

Elddis Transport's longer semi-trailer reaches million kilometres landmark

Elddis Transport is celebrating clocking up one million kilometres in what was the first longer semi-trailer to enter its fleet.

The operator has reached the milestone in just under three years. The bespoke Lawrence David-built 15.6m trailer was put on the road in May 2012, and MD Nigel Cook estimates that it has averaged 981km per day since its arrival.

The trailer is 3.7m in height and can carry 90 pallets of toilet rolls at a time. Elddis now has 10 longer-semi trailers on the road, all of which are built by Lawrence David, including two 15.6m trailers and eight of the14.5m variety.

It debuted its orginal longer semi-trailer at 2012's Multimodal show.