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Wolverhampton boy, 14, arrested over fatal crash

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a stolen motorbike crashed, killing another teenager.

West Midlands Police said a 17-year-old boy died at the scene of the crash in Penn Fields, Wolverhampton, which happened at about 00:25 BST.

The Buell X1 Lightning had earlier been reported stolen to the police.

The 17-year-old was also on the bike when it left the carriageway in Rookery Lane.

Dangerous driving

The older teenager, who is from Wolverhampton but has yet to be formally identified, suffered serious head injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

A police spokesman said the 14-year-old, who is also from Wolverhampton, was taken to New Cross Hospital for treatment to minor injuries and was later arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and aggravated theft of a motor vehicle.

Insp Mark Watkins said initial inquiries revealed that neither the rider nor the passenger of the Buell was wearing a helmet.

He said: "We now want to hear from anyone who may have seen this distinctive motorcycle when it left the road or being ridden prior to the collision."

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