Man, 21, dies in New Year crash

A SON died and his father was seriously injured in a road accident in Balk, two miles south of Thirsk, in the early hours of New Year's Day.

Dean Bowes, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father Andrew was taken to the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, where his condition was described as stable on Wednesday.

The pair were travelling in a silver Vauxhall Tigra when the accident occurred on an unclassified road near to their home about 3.30am.

Road diversions were put in place, with the road re-opening at 12.16pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident or anyone who saw the vehicle or the manner of its driving beforehand to contact 0845 60 60 24 7.