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Last Updated: Monday, 19 April, 2004, 16:01 GMT 17:01 UK
Bus crash death inquests open
Richard and Paula Rhodes
Richard and Paula Rhodes both died in the accident
Inquests into the deaths of five people killed in a bus crash on the Lincolnshire coast have been opened and adjourned.

A Leicester woman and her two young sons died along with a married couple from Nottinghamshire.

A double decker ran into a crowd of people at Ingoldmells near Skegness on Easter Sunday.

The inquest opened at Louth Magistrates' Court. Police inquiries into the deaths are continuing.

The five people who died in the accident were 32-year-old Richard Rhodes, from Mansfield, and his wife Paula, 30, along with Joanna Warren, 37, and her sons Jacob, five and four-month-old Leyton.

Lincolnshire Police say they still want to hear from anyone who may have photographs or video footage of the scene.

The man leading the inquiry into the incident, Chief Inspector Dave Hayward, told the inquest that more than 150 witnesses have been interviewed.

He said the bus is being examined with the help of the company and its maker.

The driver, a 50-year-old man from Louth, has been interviewed and released on police bail until June.

BBC's Quentin Rayner
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