Stonegate Road, Meanwood, Leeds crash: First photo of two boys, 12 and 15, killed when stolen car hit tree

Family of two boys killed in a car crash on Stonegate Road in Leeds have released this first image of the 'cheeky chappies' alongside an emotional statement.

Ellis and Elliott were killed in the crash on Stonegate Lane

A third boy has been named as Darnell Harte, also aged 15.

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Ellis and Elliott were killed in the crash on Stonegate Lane

Louise Thornton, 34, known as the boys' Godmother/Aunty Lou, said there were no words to described the loss of the two "cheeky chappies", Ellis, 12, and Elliott, 15, who were so loving towards their family.

She said: "Elliott was the eldest. He was very loving and very trusting. He was so proud of his family, his mum and dad and his two sisters, Ebony, 16, and Bronte, five.

"Ellis was the youngest and he looked up to Elliott and Ebony as well. They had a little cousin called Caidi who they adored.

"We are just devastated. We can't believe they have both gone as that just doesn't happen.

The scene of the incident today

"We were so proud of the boys. They will be hugely missed by the family. It will leave a huge devastating void. As a family we have already been through so much.

"I'm devastated. They were very well-loved. We just can't describe how much these little boys have left a big void in our family."

The tree which was hit by the car in Stonegate Road, Leeds
Ellis and Elliott were killed in the crash on Stonegate Lane
The scene of the incident today
The tree which was hit by the car in Stonegate Road, Leeds