Scores of police on scene where five killed including three children after stolen car crashed in Leeds

Multiple police cars and police vans are on scene where a stolen car was crashed in Leeds, killing five people including three children.

Part of Stonegate Road has been closed through the night since the crash at 9.45pm on Saturday, and police are still on scene with a cordon in place today (Sunday).

The tree which was hit by the stolen car on Stonegate Road

The tree which was hit by the stolen car on Stonegate Road

A boy aged 12 was among five people killed after a stolen car crashed into a tree.

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

Police said two 15-year-old boys also died along with two men aged 24 and 28.

Stonegate Road in Leeds cordoned by police

Stonegate Road in Leeds cordoned by police

Police were called to reports of a crash on Stonegate Road in Meanwood just before 10pm last night. (Saturday Nov 25)

West Yorkshire Police have confirmed a stolen Renault Clio collided with a tree. Two 15-year-old boys were arrested and are currently in police custody.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said family of all the deceased have been informed.

The spokesman added: "The road remains closed and West Yorkshire Police major collision enquiry team are conducting an investigation into the exact cause of the collision." Call West Yorkshire Police with information on 101

The scene of Stonegate Road in Leeds

The scene of Stonegate Road in Leeds

Five males aged 12, 15, 15, 24, 28 from the Leeds area were injured as a result of the incident. Two of them were pronounced dead at the scene and three died a short time later at hospital.

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.”

The road remains closed as investigations continue.