Hayes crash latest: Man wanted over car crash that killed three teenagers arrested after handing himself in

Harry Cockburn
Sunday 28 January 2018 21:58
Three teenagers dead after collision at bus stop in Hayes

A man has been arrested in connection with a car crash in which three teenagers were killed in London, after he handed himself in to police.

Three boys were killed after a car, believed to be travelling at high speed, mounted a pavement at a bus stop in Hayes on Friday night. A 28-year-old man was arrested at the scene, but police had been searching for a second man travelling in the car who had fled.

A Metropolitan Police statement said: “A man sought by police in connection with a fail to stop road traffic collision in Hayes that resulted in the death of three young men has handed himself in at a police station.

“The 34-year-old man voluntarily attended a north London police station shortly after 7pm on Sunday, 28 January.

“He has now been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody for questioning.”

The three victims have been named locally as Harry Rice, George Wilkinson and Josh Kennedy, who are understood to have been on their way to a birthday party at a nearby football club.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, all three boys were pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Michael Rapp, of the Met's serious collision investigation unit, said: "Earlier today, police released images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with this incident.

"A man has now handed himself in at a police station and been arrested before being taken into custody for questioning. I would like to thank the media and public for their assistance with this appeal.

"This is a fast-moving investigation and CCTV inquiries and forensic analysis of the car involved are under way.

"At least two males are believed to have left the black Audi A5 following the collision.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and the number of occupants in the vehicle involved."

He also appealed for privacy for the families, who were "still barely coming to terms with their loss".

The first suspect remains in police custody.

PA contributed to this report

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