Friends remember Jackie and Danielle

FRIENDS and neighbours have been paying tribute to the mum and daughter who lived life to the full. All week flowers have been placed at the scene of Monday s accident in Murrow Bank which claimed the lives of Jacqueline Fletcher and her daughter Danielle

FRIENDS and neighbours have been paying tribute to the mum and daughter who lived life to the full. All week flowers have been placed at the scene of Monday's accident in Murrow Bank which claimed the lives of Jacqueline Fletcher and her daughter Danielle.

"You were both so joyful to know. Always happy and smiling," read one card attached to some flowers.

Danielle had recently returned from camp with her friends from the 1st Wisbech St Mary Guide group. She had been a Brownie from the age of seven to 10.

Sara Barker, who runs both groups with her mother Rita Housden, said: "She was a lovely girl and a very active and valued member of both Brownies and Guides. She just threw herself into everything and was always trying to improve herself.

"Danielle was afraid of heights but she had started climbing low walls and I remember telling her that she would be able to climb a tower by the time she had finished the Guides. Danielle always encouraged other members and she had become a Sixer. We shall be doing something for her but will have a meeting of all the Guides and her family to decide what that will be."

Her uncle, Kevin Bagg, said: "She had a fantastic time at camp. She was a caring child who lived life to the full. It was just a pleasure to know her and she is going to be greatly missed."

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Mr Bagg described his sister as a very caring person who was always willing to help people. He said staff at GB Mushrooms at Guyhirn, where Mrs Fletcher had worked since 1986, had rallied round to help him cope. He said: "They have been really good and I want to thank them for all their support and help."

An 18-year-old man from the Wisbech area, who was driving a silver Vauxhall Corsa, involved in the accident, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been bailed to return to Wisbech Police Station on September 25.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the accident which also involved a blue Suzuki Grand Vitara.

Pc Pete Bimson, from the road policing unit, said: "I am appealing for anyone with information about how this collision happened to contact the police. I would particularly like to speak to anyone who saw either vehicle involved just before the crash took place. Any information could prove very important to this investigation.

Carla Barcroft often saw the family walking by with their dogs and she waved to them just minutes before the accident. She said: "They waved back as they often do. I usually see them walk past with their little dog. It's a big shock, I always see them smiling and laughing and joking."

Police announced on Wednesday that they will be targeting speeders across the Wisbech area but will pay particular attention to drivers who flout the law through villages.

Pc Julie Coales said: "We will not allow villages to become rat runs, or for drivers to put people's lives at risk because they want to go faster than the speed limit allows.

"Officers will be out enforcing the law with particular attention to the villages of Murrow and Parson Drove.

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