Boy, 14, dies after crashing suspected stolen car during police chase

The Independent Incident 1 week ago

A 14-year-old boy has died after he crashed a suspected stolen car during a police pursuit.

Police attempted to stop the Fiat 500 in Wigan, Greater Manchester, at about 1.25pm on Friday, before it collided with two cars.

The boy was taken to hospital from the scene in Ashton Road, Golborne, and was pronounced dead in the early hours of Saturday.

Two other boys, aged 14 and 15, who were travelling in the Fiat, were also taken to hospital.

The 14-year-old suffered minor injuries and has since been discharged but the 15-year-old remains in hospital, his condition described as critical but stable.

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The incident has been routinely referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

Sergeant Jon McColl, from Greater Manchester Police, said: "First and foremost, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of the boy who passed away this morning.

"The serious collision investigation unit is continuing with inquiries so that the full circumstances surrounding the collision can be established.

"Given the brief pursuit that developed prior to the collision, we have referred the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct which is in line with normal policy."

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