Cumbria

Carlisle teenager Gavin Helps killed in car crash

Gavin Helps Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Gavin Helps was described as a "beloved son", and "loving brother" to two siblings

A teenager has been killed after the car in which he was a passenger crashed near a railway bridge in Cumbria.

Gavin Helps, 17, from Carlisle, was in a VW Polo that crashed in the village of Rockcliffe, on the outskirts of the city, at about 17:10 BST on Sunday.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His family said he was "taken from us too soon, in tragic circumstances".

Cumbria Police said the 17-year-old driver, who was also hurt, was helping officers with their inquiries.

Two other passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated in hospital.

Any witnesses have been asked to come forward.

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