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Four dead in fatal collision following police pursuit near Sheffield

Three adults and a baby have died after their people carrier was in collision with a black VW gold that was being pursued by a Police vehicle, just before 9pm last night. Three men travelling in the Golf, aged 23, 17 and 18 have been arrested and remain in custody.

Two men aged 35 and 50, one of who was the driver, and a 41-year-old woman, all travelling in the black Touran were pronounced dead at the scene. A one-year-old boy also in the Touran was sadly pronounced dead at hospital.

Three other passengers in the car were also injured. A 22-year-old woman currently remains in hospital in a critical condition. A second woman also remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. A three-year-old girl was also taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The three men travelling inside the Golf suffered minor injuries.

First and foremost, my thoughts are with the families of the victims who have lost loved ones during this incredibly tragic incident. A high number of resources were deployed to the scene last night, with officers from all of the emergency services working through the night and into this morning to assist.

Our priority now is to support the victims’ families and those affected, and work hard to determine the exact circumstances around what happened.

I’d like to thank those who helped immediately after the collision and for their support and patience during the evening

– T/Detective Chief Inspector Jude Ashmore

Main Road is expected to remain closed for most of the day and officers will be in the area to speak to residents.

Police would like anyone who saw what happened, or who may have dashcam footage of the collision to please get in touch. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 741 of 9 November 2018.

Due to the fact that the Golf was being pursued before the collision, a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).