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First picture of boys aged 1 and 10 killed in Wolverhampton 'street race' crash

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a person posing for the camera: (L-R) Sanjay (10) and Pawanveer  (23 months) Singh, who died in the car crash on the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton.  March 15, 2019.  The driver of a £200,000 Bentley supercar was arrested in the early hours of today (Fri) after two young boys were killed in a horror crash.  See SWNS story SWMDcrash.  A ten-year-old boy and his brother, aged 23 months, were in a BMW being driven by their mother when it collided with an Audi S3.  It is believed the Audi may have been racing a white Bentley Continental convertible when it jumped a red light and ploughed into the BMW at 8.45pm on Thursday (14/3).  Police are hunting the blue Audi and arrested a 31-year-old man driving the Bentley on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.  Police and ambulance crews dashed to the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton at 8.45pm on Thursday (14/3).  The boys were pronounced dead at the scene while their mother was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.  The road was closed for seven hours while West Midlands Police officers scoured the scene for clues before it re-opened at 3.40am. © SWNS (L-R) Sanjay (10) and Pawanveer (23 months) Singh, who died in the car crash on the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton. March 15, 2019. The driver of a £200,000 Bentley supercar was arrested in the early hours of today (Fri) after two young boys were killed in a horror crash. See SWNS story SWMDcrash. A ten-year-old boy and his brother, aged 23 months, were in a BMW being driven by their mother when it collided with an Audi S3. It is believed the Audi may have been racing a white Bentley Continental convertible when it jumped a red light and ploughed into the BMW at 8.45pm on Thursday (14/3). Police are hunting the blue Audi and arrested a 31-year-old man driving the Bentley on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. Police and ambulance crews dashed to the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road in Wolverhampton at 8.45pm on Thursday (14/3). The boys were pronounced dead at the scene while their mother was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. The road was closed for seven hours while West Midlands Police officers scoured the scene for clues before it re-opened at 3.40am.

This is the first picture of the 10-year-old boy and his toddler brother who were killed in a horror car crash today.

Sanjay Singh and 23-month-old Pawanveer were in the family's BMW in Wolverhampton when it was struck by an Audi S3 at around 8.45pm last night.

"Our family are grieving over the tragic deaths of our two beautiful children, as well as dealing with the shock of the horrific crash," their parents said.

In a statement released by West Midlands Police, the devastated family added: "We appeal to the general public to come forward as witnesses in order help police find the perpetrator who fled from the scene and to bring him or her to justice.

"At this time we would appreciate some privacy and space to grieve over our precious loss.

"Your co-operation in this would be very much appreciated."

a car parked in front of a building: The road was closed for around six hours while forensic collision investigators examined the scene © @SnapperSK The road was closed for around six hours while forensic collision investigators examined the scene

Relatives have also flocked to the scene to pay their respects and leave flowers.

One note reads:  "I will never forget your beautiful face."

Another reads: "In loving memory of a beautiful young soul.

"You were too nice for this cruel world.

"RIP. Fly high baby boy."

a person posing for the camera: Tributes have poured in to the two youngsters © SWNS Tributes have poured in to the two youngsters

The boys' devastated mum was heard screaming "my babies, my babies" after the three-car smash.

The youngsters were pronounced dead at the scene at Parkfield, Wolverhampton.

"My son went out and could hear someone screaming my 'babies my babies'," a nearby resident said.

a car driving on a city street: A blue Audi A3 and white Bentley GTC collided with the BMW © @SnapperSK A blue Audi A3 and white Bentley GTC collided with the BMW

Another resident said he believed the other two cars involved were "racing".

"I didn't see it but I heard it - two cars must have been racing. My son ran to the window and said 'they are racing dad' and then we heard an almighty bang," he told The Sun.

The 31-year-old man from the third car, a high-powered Bentley, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He remains in police custody.

a car parked in front of a building: A white Bentley was pictured at the scene © @SnapperSK A white Bentley was pictured at the scene

Tanveer Hassan, 32, an off-duty taxi driver was overtaken by two of the cars involved.

"I was coming down the road when it happened. All of a sudden, two cars overtook me really fast, they were definitely doing over 70mph. I heard a bang and didn’t realise what is was.

"It was really shocking. The injuries to the children were unreal. The mum was sitting over her child. She didn’t realise that her son was lying dead next to her. There was blood everywhere," he said.

a car parked on the side of a road: It's claimed the Audi and the Bentley drivers were 'racing' along the dual-carriageway © @SnapperSK It's claimed the Audi and the Bentley drivers were 'racing' along the dual-carriageway

Richard Jones, 44, who lives nearby said: "It’s scary living close to it, there needs to be some kind of speed deterrent here.

"I don’t know what can be done to stop it but the cameras need switching on and there needs to be a deterrent to stop it from happening."

The driver of the Audi fled the scene on foot.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "Our thoughts remain with the family of Sanjay and Pawanveer Singh at this extremely difficult time.

"We have already had a huge response from the public but would urge anyone who has not yet spoken to us to get in touch.

a close up of a garden: Heartbreaking tributes have been left at the scene in Parkfield, Wolverhampton © BPM Media Heartbreaking tributes have been left at the scene in Parkfield, Wolverhampton a person sitting in a parking lot: The crash happened at the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road © Dave Evitts / SWNS The crash happened at the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road

"I would appeal directly to the driver of the Audi to make contact with us. You may not be fully aware of the full tragic circumstances but you now need to speak to us.

"I would also ask the public who have any information regarding the driver or recall seeing a blue Audi S3 and a white Bentley Continental convertible travelling along the Birmingham New Road to make contact."

The investigation continues.

Birmingham New Road is part of the A4123, a major trunk route, which connects Wolverhampton with Harborne, Birmingham.

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