Derbyshire mum accused of killing children in M1 crash might 'alter appearance', say police

Police say a Derbyshire woman accused of killing her two children in a crash on the M1 might ‘try to alter her appearance’.

Monday, 13th September 2021, 11:54 am

A judge issued an arrest warrant for Mary McCann, 35, on Friday after she failed to attend Aylesbury Crown Court.

She was due to answer two charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

Her 10-year-old son Smaller and four-year-old daughter Lilly died after a collision with an HGV near Milton Keynes on August 9.

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Mary McCann is wanted by police over a crash on the M1 in which her children died. Image: Thames Valley Police.

They were killed after the family's Vauxhall Astra collided with the lorry between junctions 14 and 15 of the northbound carriageway at about 11.10.

Thames Valley Police said Ms McCann, of Bamford Avenue, Derby, is known to have links to Derby, Huntingdon, Luton, the Notholt and Uxbridge areas of London and also the Republic of Ireland.

Sergeant Dominic Mahon, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are appealing for the public’s help in locating Mary McCann after she failed to appear at court in connection with a fatal road traffic collision in Milton Keynes.

“We believe that it may be possible for McCann to try to alter her appearance.

“If anyone believes they recognise McCann, or has any information as to her whereabouts, then please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.

“We do not believe that she poses a danger to the wider public, however if you see her please call Thames Valley Police on 101, and quote reference number 43210356500.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers for 100% anonymity by calling 0800 555 111 or via their website.”