Two 15-year-olds arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving after Leeds tree smash which killed five

Two 15-year-olds have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a stolen Renault Clio crashed into a tree in Leeds, killing five people

Stonegate Road where the incident happened

Three boys aged 12, 15 and 15 and two men aged 24, 28 from the Leeds area were injured as a result of the incident.

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Officers were called to Stonegate Road in Meanwood at 9.54pm on Saturday.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Griffiths is leading the investigation. He said: "This is clearly a tragic incident in which five young people have lost their lives. We are currently investigating the exact circumstances of what happened.

“I would like to take this opportunity to ask anyone who saw what happened or has information about it to call us on 101 quoting log 1859 of Saturday 26 November.”

Stonegate Road where the incident happened

"Two males aged 15 have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remain in police custody.

The road remains closed as investigations continue and the road is likely to be closed for some time.

Heard a loud bang

"Me and my wife were watching TV some time between 9.30pm and 10pm when we heard a loud bang.

The tree which was hit by the stolen car

"I have seen the car which I believe had an '05 number plate completely squashed.

"Within minutes, dozens of police cars, a fire engine and several ambulances were at the scene.

"We could hear the sirens and see blue flashing lights and that's when we realised something very serious had happened."

The scene where the incident happened on Stonegate Road, Meanwood
Stonegate Road where the incident happened
The tree which was hit by the stolen car
The scene where the incident happened on Stonegate Road, Meanwood