15/03/2017 Middlesbrough

Police Activity Park Road North/Park Vale Road, Middlesbrough

At around 8 pm this evening (Tuesday 14th March) officers in a marked police vehicle, sighted a Ford Focus vehicle containing a number of people.

Officers activated the police vehicle’s lights and sirens however the Ford Focus failed to stop for police. 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 boy in the Focus suffered serious injuries during the collision. Sadly he was later pronounced deceased at James Cook University 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.