Tragic family relatives appeal

Date published: 28 March 2014

POLICE have appealed for help to trace the relatives of a Rochdale family who were killed when their Kia Ceed collided with a lorry on the A47 at East Winch, Norfolk on Wednesday.

Jeffrey Hain, who was 66, died in the collision along with his wife Marion who was 69 and their 36-year-old son Christopher.

The family lived in Newhey, where Mr Hain was a lay reader at St Thomas’s Church, but police have not yet been able to trace any of their relatives.

Three teachers and 12 teenage students who are preparing for careers in the emergency services were in a mini-bus following the Kia, and students pulled Christopher Hain from the burning car.

Insp Bruce Gent, from Norfolk Police, praised the actions of the students, who were aged 17 to 19.

He said: “It was clearly a very distressing and traumatic scene but they responded courageously to do what they could for those people who were dying, before emergency services arrived.”

Any relatives or anyone who can help officers trace them, should contact PC Keith Sainsbury at the Swaffham Roads Policing Unit of Norfolk Police on 01953 424242.