A man has appeared in court charged over a car crash that killed three teenage boys.

Jaynesh Chudasama, of Hayes, west London, is accused of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving, the Metropolitan Police said.

The 28-year-old, who is alleged to have been the driver of the Audi that hit three friends on Shepiston Lane in Hayes, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A black Audi is believed to have been involved in the incident. Credit: Tony Kitchin/PA

Despite the efforts of paramedics, all three boys were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims of the crash were Harry Louis Rice, 17, and 16-year-olds George Toby Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness.

The boys were with a group of friends walking towards the Goals five-a-side football club at around 8.40pm on Friday when they were hit.

The collision occurred close to the Esso garage near junction four of the M4.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after handing himself in at a north London police station on Sunday evening.

The scene in Shepiston Lane, Hayes where a crowd gathered to pay tribute to the boys. Credit: PA

Chudasama, who spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth, address and identity as British, was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on February 26.