Man arrested over crash which killed teenagers

A man sought by police in connection with the death of three teenagers in London has been arrested after handing himself in.

The 34-year-old man voluntarily attended a police station in north London on Sunday evening, and has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, police said.

Another 28-year-old man who was arrested at the scene remains in police custody.

Detectives also named the victims of the fatal collision today as 17-year-old Harry Louis Rice, 16-year-old George Toby Wilkinson and 16-year-old Josh Mcgunniess.

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 enquiries and forensic analysis of the car involved are underway.

“At least two males are believed to have left the black Audi A5 following the collision. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and the number of occupants in the vehicle involved.”

People leave flowers at the scene

Image: People leave flowers at the scene

Hillingdon Borough Commander, Colin Wingrove said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with family and many friends of three young men who have died in such tragic circumstances.

“Tributes continue to be laid at the scene and officers will be in and around the area providing a presence and also make to themselves available to anyone who does have information and wants to speak with police.

“Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command continue to lead the investigation and a number of enquiries are on going.

“There is understandably a lot of shock and grief in the local community. These three young men had their whole lives ahead of them.

“I would like to reiterate the appeal from the families that their privacy is respected at this difficult time so they can grieve in peace.”

Police say: “In the evening of Friday, 26 January, an Audi A5 collided with three boys who are believed to have been on the pavement at Shepiston Lane at approximately 8.41pm.

“Despite the efforts of officers and London Ambulance Crew, all three boys sadly died at the scene.”

Anyone with information should call the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 991 9555 or via Twitter @MetCC.

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Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

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