Lancashire

No action over girls' crash death in Poulton-le-Fylde

Carly Notton and Danielle Lanchester
Image caption Carly Notton and Danielle Lanchester were both 17 and from Blackpool

No further action will be taken against two men who were arrested over the death of two teenage girls in a car crash in Lancashire, police have said.

Carly Notton and Danielle Lanchester, both 17, were in a Renault Clio which left the road, hit a tree and ended up in a field in Poulton-le-Fylde.

The girls, from Blackpool, died at the scene in Garstang Road on 28 November.

Two men who were in an accompanying Ford Fiesta were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The pair, aged 18 and 20, were released on bail.

Police said one line of inquiry at the time was the possibility that the two cars were racing each other.

'All evidence examined'

Detectives have now said there is no indication that the two men were to blame.

A spokeswoman said: "Lancashire Constabulary has carried out a full and thorough investigation into the cause of the collision.

"All available evidence has been examined and at this stage there is nothing to suggest that the two men contributed in any way to the cause of the collision.

"As such they have been released from police bail and no charges are being considered at this time.

"A full report is being prepared and will be made available to the coroner in due course."

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