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Inquest opened and adjourned into deaths of five people in stolen car

All five were in the same stolen car

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the deaths of three children and two men in a horror car crash in Leeds.

Ellis Thornton-Kimmitt, 12, his brother, Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, 14, Darnell Harte, 15, Robbie Meerun, 24, and Anthony Armour, also 24, all died after the crash involving a stolen Renault Clio in Stonegate Road in Leeds on November 25.

Detective Inspector Andrew Naismith told a coroner at Wakefield Coroners Court that all five died from multiple injuries.

Mr Naismith said emergency services were called to Stonegate Road at 9.54pm on the Saturday. He said two of the fatalities were on the pavement.

The officer told the court that the car had been reported stolen from a Wilkinson's store in the Headingley area of Leeds. He said the Clio was the only car involved in the collision.

No families of the deceased attended the 20 minute long hearing, which Senior West Yorkshire coroner David Hinchliff adjourned.

He was told there would be no need for further postmortem examinations and he issued burial and cremation certificates, which means the families can proceed with funeral arrangements.

The Thornton-Kimmitt brothers were from the Tinshill area of Leeds, Darnell Harte was from the Potternewton area, Mr Armour was from the Hyde Park area and Mr Meerun was from the Potternewton area.

A 15-year-old boy has been remanded in custody after he was charged with five counts of causing death by dangerous driving. He is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday.