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Monday, Aug 19, 2019

Indian-origin man charged for 3 London deaths

The three teenagers were killed when a black Audi ploughed into them at Shepiston Lane in Hayes, west London, on January 26.

world Updated: Jan 29, 2018 19:54 IST
Prasun Sonwalkar
Prasun Sonwalkar
Hindustan Times, London
File photo of the New Scotland Yard office.
File photo of the New Scotland Yard office.(Courtesy Metropolitan Police)

An Indian-origin man named Jaynesh Chudasama has been arrested and charged by Scotland Yard after he ploughed his car into three teenagers who were walking to a birthday party on Friday, killing them.

Police said a 34-year-old man, suspected to be a passenger in Chudasama’s car, had voluntarily handed himself in and had been arrested in connection with the incident in Hayes. Chudasama was charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Chudasama, a 28-year-old from west London, was scheduled to appear in custody at Uxbridge magistrates court on Monday.

Police named the victims as Harry Louis Rice, 17, and 16-year-olds George Toby Wilkinson and Josh McGunniess.

Many flowers and cards with condolence messages have been left at the spot where the incident occurred.

Chief superintendent Colin Wingrove of the Hillingdon Borough Police said: "There is understandably a lot of shock and grief in the local community. I would like to reiterate the appeal from the families that their privacy is respected at this difficult time so they can grieve in peace."

Tash Moriarty, head teacher at Harefield Academy, told BBC: "We are all shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of three students who attended the Harefield Academy. Our thoughts and condolences are with their families, friends and loved ones at this terrible time.

"We are offering help and support to all students and staff who have been affected by this incident, and ask everyone to respect their privacy at this difficult time."

First Published: Jan 29, 2018 16:20 IST

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