Charges after sisters’ deaths

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A woman is to face a crown court hearing in connection with the deaths of two young Sutton Bridge sisters in a car crash just after Christmas.

Marie Easter (44), of Herbert Ward Way, Terrington St Clement, is charged with two counts of causing death by driving without due care and attention after Tamzin (10) and Jessica Portor (7) died in an accident on the A47 near Wisbech on December 27.

Easter appeared at West Norfolk Magistrates’ Court, King’s Lynn, on Friday and was given unconditional bail until a hearing at Norwich Crown Court on November 15.

The girls, who attended Westmere Primary School, suffered fatal head injuries when the black Ford Focus they were in left the road at Walsoken, overturned and ended up in a ditch.

Their father Alan Portor, brother Liam and Easter all suffered minor injuries.