Three killed by joyriders

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A young woman lay injured in hospital yesterday knowing she will never see her fiance again after joyriders fleeing police crashed into the couple's car.

Wendy Herberts, 28, was said to be in and out of consciousness in the intensive care unit of the Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, but relatives have told her that her boyfriend Andrew Scott, a 24-year-old nurse, was among three to die in Saturday's crash in Lincolnshire. Two 17-year-olds, both passengers in a stolen Montego, also died in the accident on the A52 at Winthorpe, near Skegness, at about 6.15am. A third youth, aged 19, was seriously injured, Lincolnshire police said.

"They were a super couple - really very dedicated to each other," said Matron Charlotte King, manager of Tanglewood Sandpiper Nursing Home, where the couple met. "It's a great waste of a good nurse ... We are all extremely upset about it, very, very distressed."

The Police Complaints Authority has been asked to investigate the crash.