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Five killed when stolen car crashes into tree in Leeds

Five people, including three children, have been killed after a stolen car crashed into a tree in Leeds.

The youngest victim in the crash was a 12-year-old boy, West Yorkshire Police said. Two 15-year-old boys and two men aged 24 and 28 also died.

Officers were called to Stonegate Road in the Meanwood area of the city at 21:54 GMT on Saturday.

Two 15-year-old boys are in custody. The families of the dead have all been informed, police said.

Officers have not released any details of the reason why the two teenagers are being held.

The crash involved a stolen Renault Clio.

The road remains closed and the police major collision inquiry team is investigating what happened.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.

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