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Three Cotswold teenagers died following Shipston collision

Three teenagers have sadly died following a collision near Shipston on Friday (April 21).

Emergency services were called around 4.10pm to a two-vehicle collision on the B4035 Campden Road, near Portobello Crossroads. The collision involved a Ford Fiesta and a Fiat 500.

A 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl from the Fiesta sadly passed away while a 16-year-old boy in the same vehicle who was airlifted to hospital has also died.

They have been named as Harry Purcell, Matilda Seccombe, and Frank Wormald.

All three were sixth form pupils at Chipping Campden School.

The fourth occupant of the Fiesta, a 17-year-old boy, is in a stable condition following surgery and remains in hospital.

Three occupants from the Fiat - a woman and two children - all sustained serious injuries and are in a stable condition in hospital.

All the affected families are being supported by our officers and have requested that their privacy be respected at this difficult time.

Due to safety concerns, we ask any floral tributes to be left at the base of the flagpole at Chipping Campden School on Cidermill Lane.

Inspector Michael Huntley from Warwickshire Police's Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "This is a tragic incident involving several young people, and our thoughts go out to the families and friends of those who have lost their lives, to those who have been injured, and to the local community who may have been affected by this incident.

"Specially trained family liaison officers are currently supporting the families involved, and we would ask that the privacy of those involved is respected at this difficult time.

"Specialist officers are carrying out a detailed investigation to piece together the circumstances of the collision, and we are working with our partner agencies and the local authority.

"We would ask anyone who has not yet spoken to us to please get in touch, especially if you were travelling in the area and may have any information or dashcam footage. Anyone with any information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 248 of 21 April 2023."

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