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The car had allegedly been stolen from a supermarket worker in the Headingley area of Leeds at 6.30pm the same evening and was driven ‘at high speed’ when it crashed.
Half the car is said to have ‘disappeared’ on impact.
A teenager has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after three children and two men died when a stolen car ploughed into a tree.
The 15-year-old wept as he was remanded in custody at Leeds Youth Court on charges of causing the death of five people on Saturday night.
Thirteen bikers who caused chaos in a 'Mad Max-style' Halloween ride-out in Leeds city centre have been jailed.
They were handed prison sentences of between 12 months and two years for their parts in the organised event, which saw more than 100 riders on motorbikes and quad bikes disrupting traffic and riding through pedestrianised areas.
One group of riders drove through a narrow, pedestrianised shopping arcade in the city centre, with one quad bike colliding with a motorcycle and injuring the rider's leg.
He claimed to have raised around £400 but the court heard that the family had received no money and did not want to associate themselves with the event.
Leeds District Commander, Chief Superintendent Paul Money said: 'The behaviour of these individuals and others that night put people's safety at risk, caused unnecessary fear to the public and created an image of lawlessness in the heart of the city that we simply could not allow to go unchallenged.'We made it very clear in the immediate aftermath of the incident that we would be taking firm action against all those we could identify as being involved, and these outcomes at court today show us delivering on that promise.'The situation this group created that night was completely unprecedented in Leeds and West Yorkshire and it presented a significant challenge to us due to the large number of people involved and the limited tactical options available to safely stop people on motorbikes.'We immediately launched a criminal investigation into the incident which brought a number of arrests and seizures of vehicles over the following weeks and ultimately led to the convictions we have seen today.'We also learned from the experience and now have comprehensive plans in place at both Force and District level to tackle any such events in future.
These proactive tactics have seen us head off a number of other ride out events before they could materialise on the ground and our approach has been used nationally as best practice for policing such events.'We hope the action we have taken alongside our partners in the local authority and the Crown Prosecution Service will serve to reassure the community and send a very clear deterrent message to anyone thinking of organising or taking part in this type of activity in future.' Leeds City Council also condemned the actions of the bikers.
Brothers Ellis and Elliott Thornton, 12 and 14, Darnell Harte, 15, and Robbie Meerun, 24, died when the Renault Clio they were travelling in hit a tree in scenes described by police as 'complete carnage'.
Father-of-two Anthoney Armour, 24, was also killed in the crash.
David Armitage, who organised the event through social media, was filmed during the incident encouraging 'carnage' and telling riders to 'shut down' the city centre.