All victims of Leeds crash were riding in stolen vehicle

  • All victims of Leeds crash were riding in stolen vehicle

All victims of Leeds crash were riding in stolen vehicle

Speaking at a press conference at the scene on Stonegate Road near Meanwood Supt Matt Davison, who heads neighbourhood policing for the Leeds District, said: "I understand that emotions are running high in the community and we urge people to support each other at what is a really hard time and to support us with our investigation so that we get the questions answered that people want answering".

Police say it was the only
vehicle involved in the crash, they know it was travelling
in the direction of Northside
Retail Park and there were no pedestrians involved but could not speculate over speed.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said it was not possible to tell whether the dead and injured had been in the auto or walking along the street at the time. You couldn't even recognise it as a vehicle.

Another woman said her husband ran up the road and could not believe what little was left of the auto. "I love you with every piece of me, and I always will".

She said: "Elliott was the eldest".

Father-of-two Anthoney Armour, 28, whose partner is pregnant with a third child, also died. Our third child is due in three weeks, and you were so excited my heart is breaking. Until we meet again Ant'. He was so proud of his family, his mum and dad and his two sisters, Ebony, 16, and Bronte, five. My world and more.

Superintendent Matt Davison and Detective Chief Inspector Jim Griffiths at the scene of the crash in Leeds
Superintendent Matt Davison and Detective Chief Inspector Jim Griffiths at the scene of the crash in Leeds

Ellis Thornton, 12, his brother Elliott, 14, Darnell Harte, 15, Anthoney Armour, 24, and Robbie Meerun, 24, were in the auto with another 15-year-old boy, who has been arrested and remains in police custody in hospital, where he is believed to be in a serious but not life-threatening condition.

"I wish I told you I love you everyday, I wish I didn't shout, argue and fight with you, I wish you could just be with me right this second, I am so lost for words".

On Sunday, one of the mothers of the deceased visited the scene, where floral tributes to those who died had been laid.

Two of the group died instantly and three later died of their injuries after being taken to hospital from the crash site.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.