Sheffield car crash: Two men charged over collision which killed four people including one-year-old boy

The men were being pursued by police when they crashed into a VW Touran

Joe Gammie
Monday 12 November 2018 13:50
Brothers Declan and Elliot Bower will appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Monday morning
Brothers Declan and Elliot Bower will appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Monday morning

Two brothers have been charged over the deaths of a man and his young son who were killed alongside a married couple in a crash.

Elliott Bower is accused of driving a VW Golf which crashed into a VW people carrier during a police chase in Sheffield just before 9pm on Friday.

The 18-year-old has been charged with four counts of causing death by dangerous driving following the incident in Darnall.

He is also charged with handling stolen goods and possession of cannabis.

Police have also charged his brother, Declan Bower, 23, with aggravated vehicle taking and death caused by an accident with aggravated factors.

He is also charged with handing stolen goods, two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of driving without insurance, possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.

The pair were remanded into custody at Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

Adnan Ashraf Jarral, 35, and his son Usman Adnan Jarral died when Mr Jarrel's VW Touran people carrier was hit by the Golf, which was being pursued by police.

Husband and wife Miroslav Duna, 50, and Vlasta Dunova, 41, were also killed.

Police said two women aged 22 and 32 and a three-year-old girl who were passengers in the car were injured and currently remain in hospital.

A 17-year-old boy arrested at the scene in connection with the incident remains in custody, police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore said: "This incident and the fact that four people have lost their lives is tragic and understandably highly emotive.

"I would however please urge people to think about the comments they post on social media to enable criminal proceedings to go through the courts unhindered and allow those affected to grieve."

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