Boy, 14, killed and another teenager in hospital after 2am motorbike crash

A 14-year-old boy has died and another, aged 15, is in hospital after a motorbike crash in the early hours.

Police were called to reports of an accident in Leighton Road, Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire at 1.40am yesterday.

The boys, who had both been riding the motorbike, were taken to hospital.

The 14-year-old died at hospital, while the 15-year-old is still being treated for his injuries, said Bedfordshire Police.

It’s not believed any other vehicles were involved.

Formal identification of the dead boy has not yet taken place but his family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained police officers.

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire serious collision unit is investigating the crash and would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened.

Sgt Ben Heath, investigating, said: ‘This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the loved ones of both victims.

‘At this stage, it is vital that we establish what led to this fatal collision.

‘If anyone saw the incident or has any dash cam footage that could shed some light on the circumstances, we would like to speak to you.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via beds.police.uk/ro/report or 101, quoting Operation Waterford.

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