Leeds & West Yorkshire

Brothers die in crash after 'failing to stop'

Crash scene
Image caption Officers said the car had failed to stop for police shortly before the crash

Two brothers were killed when their car crashed into a tree in Bradford after failing to stop for police.

Christopher and Sam Blowman, aged 31 and 27, from Wibsey, died when their Ford Focus crashed on the A641 in Wyke at about 23:30 BST on Tuesday.

They had driven past a police car on Manchester Road but did not stop when requested, West Yorkshire Police said.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Woodside Road on the A641 was closed in both directions and diversions put in place on the B6379 Huddersfield Road following the incident.

West Yorkshire Police are investigating the crash and have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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