Leeds & West Yorkshire

Horsforth 18-year-old dies after Leeds police pursuit

An 18-year-old man has died and two other teenagers were seriously injured when a car overturned after being followed by police in north Leeds.

The Peugeot 106 landed on its roof in a garden on Otley Old Road in Bramhope at about 2130 GMT on Tuesday, police said.

The driver died, an 18-year-old man is critically ill in hospital and a 19-year-old man is in a serious condition. All three were from the Horsforth area.

Police said the car had earlier failed to stop for a marked patrol car.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "The Peugeot had earlier been sighted by a marked police patrol car near to Weetwood police station in Otley Road.

"The car failed to stop for the officers and was followed towards Otley.

"As the vehicle entered Otley the officers backed off due to the way the Peugeot was being driven and lost sight of the vehicle.

"The vehicle was then seen by the force helicopter to have crashed near to the entrance to St Helena's Caravan Park in Otley Old Road."

The force's Professional Standards Department and the Independent Police Complaints Commission have been notified.

The incident comes just three days after 20-year-old Sayeed Iqbal, of Stocksbridge, died after a car crashed in Keighley, West Yorkshire, while being pursued by an unmarked police car.

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