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Boy, 15, pursued by police dies crashing into tree

A teenage boy has died while driving a car being pursued by police.

The Metropolitan Police said officers in a marked car tried to get a Nissan Micra to pull over at 00:28 GMT in Carlton Vale, north-west London.

The driver died when the car crashed into a tree at the junction of Brondesbury Park and Honeyman Close, in Kilburn.

The boy, who was in the car with three other males, is believed to have been aged 15.

Failed to stop

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Met said officers followed the car for about a minute, but the vehicle failed to stop for police and continued in the direction of Brondesbury Park.

London Ambulance Service said crews were called at 00:30 GMT.

A spokeswoman said one man was in a serious condition, a 20-year-old man was treated for chest and back injuries and another for a leg injury.

Police said the car had not been reported lost or stolen. It is not thought any other vehicle was involved in the crash.

Officers from the Directorate of Professional Standards are investigating and the case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

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