Teen sentenced to detention after crash deaths

The 15-year-old driver of a stolen car who crashed, killing five people, has been sentenced to four and a half years in detention.

The youth, who cannot be named due to his age, had previously admitted five charges of causing death by dangerous driving after a stolen car hit a tree in Leeds on 25 November.

Brothers Ellis Thornton-Kimmitt, 12, and Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, 14, died in the crash, along with Darnell Harte, 15, Robbie Meerun, 24, and Anthony Armour, 24.

The victims had all been travelling in the same car – a black Renault Clio.

At the time police described the crash as ‘”catastrophic”, saying that officers had been confronted by “a scene of total carnage” when they arrived.

The teenager was hurt in the crash, making his first court appearance a few days later with his arm in a sling and visible injuries to his right eye.

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