A boy, aged 17, has sadly died following a serious collision involving a car and a van on Church Road, near Swan Island, in Yardley on Thursday (26/10).

The boy was a passenger in a car that had failed to stop for police and was involved in a collision with a lorry at around 4.15PM. He sadly died at the scene and a passenger, also aged 17, was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Another boy, aged 17, who was detained close to the scene was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and theft of a motor vehicle and remains in police custody.

The road was closed for a number of hours while emergency services and collision reconstruction experts established the circumstances of the collision.

The matter has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) who have stated that they will investigate this matter as an independent investigation, which is routine in cases of this nature.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.