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Brandon Morris aged 16 sadly dies following police pursuit in Middlesbrough

One Teenager has been killed and another is seriously ill in Hospital following a short pursuit in Middlesbrough.

Officers spotted the car at 8PM on Tuesday 14th March and attempted to stop the ford focus after it was sighted containing a number of people.

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Cops activated the police blue lights and sirens in an attempt to stop check the Ford Focus, however it failed to stop and a short pursuit ensued during which the Ford Focus was subsequently in collision with a Qashqai which was being driven near the junction of Park Road North and Park Vale Road in Middlesbrough.

A 16 year old Brandon Morris in the Focus suffered serious injuries during the collision. Sadly he was later pronounced deceased at James Cook University Hospital.

Another teenage boy is seriously ill in hospital, Two men, aged 17 and 22, have been arrested in connection with this incident and inquiries are on-going.

Cleveland Police has notified the Independent Police Complaints Commission as is required in such circumstances.

Anyone who saw a silver Ford Focus driving in the Park Road North area of Middlesbrough just before 8pm tonight is asked to contact Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting Event 043723.

Thousands of messages of condolences have been left on Facebook for Brandon.

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