Tributes paid to Newbury crash victim

A 15-year-old boy has been killed in a road accident in Berkshire.

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Tributes paid to teenager killed in crash near Newbury

"We are utterly devastated at the loss of Charlie..." the tribute from the parents of a 15-year-old boy who died after the car he was in, crashed into a tree.

The driver was underage. He had taken the car without his parents permission. Charlie Townsend, a passenger, was killed. His twin brother and two other boys were taken to hospital - one remains in a critical condition.

The car left the road on Wheatlands Lane in Enborne near Newbury early yesterday morning - and the boys' journey ended in tragedy. Kate Bunkall reports from a community in shock.

Family of Newbury crash victim pay tribute to him

Credit: Thames Valley Police

The family of 15 year-old Charlie Townsend who died in a collision in Newbury yesterday have released the following tribute.

"We are utterly devastated at the loss of Charlie, our loving, kind and funny boy who had so much potential to make a difference in the world. He will forever be remembered and always in our hearts."

Police were called to Wheatlands Lane in Enborne shortly after 4am yesterday to reports that a Vauxhall Zafira had left the road and collided with a tree. Charlie Townsend died at the scene. A 16-year-old boy passenger was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries and remains in a serious condition.

Two other teenage boys were taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital with minor injuries.

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Schoolboy dies in Newbury crash

Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Newbury this morning, when a 15-year-old schoolboy died.

Officers were called to Wheatlands Lane in Enborne shortly after 4am, to reports that a Vauxhall Zafira had left the road and collided with a tree.

A 15-year-old boy, who was a passenger in the car, died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

A 16-year-old boy was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious injuries, which will require surgery. He remains in a serious condition.

Two other teenage boys were taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital with minor injuries.

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