THE A1(M) at Bowburn has now reopened in both directions following a fatal crash on Thursday evening.

The incident involved four cars and two lorries, one of which caught fire as a result of the crash.

Officers have confirmed three people died at the scene

A 41-year-old man – the driver of one of the lorries – has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He remains in police custody.

Police have thanked motorists for their patience and understanding at this time.

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