A 34-year-old man sought by police investigating a car crash that killed three teenage pedestrians has been arrested after handing himself in at a police station, the Metropolitan Police said.
Officers investigating the horrific car crash in west London on Friday night had released grainy CCTV of a man they wanted to speak to.
They had already arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after the smash at a bus stop in Hayes, near to the busy M4.
The 34-year-old has now been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody for questioning.
Emergency services were called to Shepiston Lane at approximately 8.41pm but despite the efforts of officers and London Ambulance staff, all three boys, aged 16 and 17, died at the scene.
At least two males are believed to have left an Audi A5 following the collision. One of them was detained by members of the public, police said.
The CCTV images released are believed to be of an additional male who had been travelling in the vehicle.
Meanwhile the suspected driver was taken to a west London hospital for treatment and subsequently transferred to a north London police station where he remains in custody.
The CCTV images were captured by cameras local to the scene of the incident.
Detective Sergeant Michael Rapp, of the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Earlier today, police released images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with this incident. A man has now handed himself in at a police station and been arrested before being taken into custody for questioning. I would like to thank the media and public for their assistance with this appeal.
“This is a fast moving investigation and CCTV enquiries and forensic analysis of the car involved are underway. At least two males are believed to have left the black Audi A5 following the collision. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of the collision and the number of occupants in the vehicle involved.
“One thing I would also like to add is that the families who have lost loved ones have had knocks at their door from individuals purporting to be from the media. This has added to their trauma. I would implore all to desist from attempting to contact family members who are still barely coming to terms with their loss.”
Anyone with information should call the Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0208 991 9555 or via Twitter @MetCC.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or visit crimestoppers-uk.org