Boy, 16, dies after car crashes into wall during early hours police chase
A 16-year-old boy has died after a car he was driving crashed into a wall during a police chase in Stockport. The Toyota ploughed into a wall on Hall Moss Lane in Bramhall just before 4am on Friday (November 13). It was being followed by officers from Cheshire Police at the time.
The 16-year-old driver and male passenger were taken to hospital from the scene with serious injuries.
Police at the scene following the crash on Friday morning (Image: Manchester Evening News)
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) – who are investigating the incident – have now confirmed that the driver has died. He passed away in hospital on Saturday, a spokesperson said. An IOPC spokesperson said: “We have begun an investigation after a 16-year-old boy died in a collision following a pursuit involving Cheshire Police on Friday 13 November.
“We understand that at around 4am a Toyota car lost control and hit a wall in Hall Moss Lane, Bramhall, Stockport. The driver died in hospital on Saturday and a passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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“After we were notified by police, we sent investigators to the scene of the collision and to the police post incident procedure to begin gathering information. “Our thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends at this difficult time.” The boy’s family and friends have covered the scene of the collision with floral tributes and balloons.
At least 100 mourners blocked the road last night (Monday) while fireworks were let off at the scene.
Flowers and balloons at the scene of the collision on Hall Moss Lane (Image: STEVE ALLEN)
A witness who drove past the scene at about 5.40pm said: “It was madness. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. “I couldn’t get through, there were so many people blocking the road and there were streams of people walking up to it and on the edges.
“Cars were double parked all the way to the end of the road.” A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police confirmed officers were called to the gathering on Hall Moss Lane just before 5pm on Monday.
Police at the scene on Monday night
Speaking yesterday, the spokesperson said: “We were called just before 5pm to Hall Moss Lane. “Approximately 100 people were in attendance.
“Officers are still at the scene to ascertain what the gathering is for and to assess if any potential public order or covid breaches have occured.” In a statement issued on Friday, a spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said: “At around 3.40am on Friday 13 November a white Toyota Yaris came to the attention of officers in the Handforth area. “A short pursuit was carried out and the vehicle was subsequently involved in a collision with a wall on Hall Moss Lane, in Bramhall, Stockport.
“The two occupants of the vehicle, both male, sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital.
“In line with normal procedures the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been notified of the incident and they have now begun an independent investigation.”
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