A heavily-pregnant teenager and her husband had been killed after their automobile ploughed right into a coach following a high-speed police pursuit.
Newlyweds Patrick and Shauna McDonagh – who had been anticipating their first youngster collectively – had been tailed by at the very least 9 police vehicles and a helicopter earlier than the horror crash in west London on Sunday night time.
The couple had been suspects in an aggravated housebreaking that occurred north of the capital in Pinner, Harrow, a short while earlier.
Mr McDonagh, 19, and his spouse, 18, who acquired married simply 11 weeks in the past, had been pronounced lifeless on the scene after their automobile smashed head on right into a coach whereas they had been driving on the incorrect facet of the A40 twin carriageway.
Their unborn child lady, who was due in April, is just not believed to have survived the crash. A 3rd particular person within the automobile was taken to hospital and has since been arrested on suspicion of aggravated housebreaking.
Three victims – a man in his 30s, a lady in her late 50s and a person in his late 60s – had been threatened with a ‘giant looking knife’ and screwdriver after being confronted by 4 males throughout a raid in north London. The youthful sufferer was punched within the face earlier than the thieves fled the scene with money and jewelry.
Patrick McDonagh, 19, and Shauna, 18, (pictured collectively) had been tailed by at the very least 9 police vehicles and a helicopter earlier than the horror crash in west London on Sunday night time. The pair had been killed after their automobile smashed head on right into a coach whereas driving on the incorrect facet of the A40
A coach was additionally pictured with a big chunk lacking from its entrance bumper following the crash
The shattered wreckage of a Renault Megane folks provider was pictured in the course of the A40 after the high-speed crash on Sunday night time
The crash occurred throughout a police chase after the owners dialled 999.
A Scotland Yard spokeswoman mentioned the crash occurred after police had been referred to as to the raid and chased the automobile with the assistance of the police helicopter.
Patrick and Shauna McDonagh (pictured) had been pronounced lifeless on the scene
However she refused to say detectives had been ‘linking’ the incidents because the Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct had taken over the investigation into the crash whereas its officers are investigating the aggravated housebreaking.
Requested if the housebreaking was linked with the deadly crash, she mentioned: ‘We’re treating them as two separate incidents.
‘The police (concerned within the pursuit) had been responding to an aggravated housebreaking. That’s the similar because the incident (in Pinner).
‘The IOPC is investigating the crash. We aren’t investigating each as a drive cannot examine itself. We aren’t investigating the driving offences – the 2 occupants are lifeless. The third particular person was not the motive force.’
The spokeswoman mentioned: ‘Detectives are investigating after an aggravated housebreaking.
‘The offence is believed to have occurred between 8.15pm and eight.37pm on Sunday at a residential tackle in Pinner, Middlesex.
‘The victims – a person in his mid-30s, a lady in her late 50s and a person in his late 60s – reported that the door to their dwelling had been compelled and 4 male suspects had entered the home.
Mr McDonagh and his spouse Shauna (pictured left and proper), 18, who acquired married simply 11 weeks in the past, had been pronounced lifeless on the scene after their automobile smashed head on right into a coach
Police had been compelled to display the stays of one of many victims from public view after the lethal collision
‘The suspects then threatened the house owners with a big looking knife and screwdriver and demanded valuables.
‘The victims had been threatened they’d be killed if they didn’t cooperate and one of many suspects punched the person in his 30s within the face inflicting swelling to his eye.’
The shocked victims, who didn’t want hospital remedy, referred to as the minute the raiders left and officers rapidly gave chase to a fleeing automobile on to the A40.
A police helicopter was scrambled to assist with the chase however officers stopped following the automobile when it moved on the incorrect facet of the twin carriageway at about 9pm.
Scotland Yard mentioned: ‘At roughly 8.40pm on Sunday police responded to a report of an aggravated housebreaking at a residential tackle in Harrow.
Patrick McDonagh shared his pleasure about him and his spouse anticipating a lady on Fb
The Acton collision following a police chase occurred at round 9pm final night time on the A40 Westway, one in all London’s busiest roads
‘As a part of this response, a car pursuit was initiated. The police helicopter was additionally referred to as to help. At roughly 9pm the car being pursued moved onto the incorrect facet of the carriageway on the A40. The police automobiles didn’t comply with.
‘The car was then in collision with a coach close to the junction with Kingsdown Avenue. There have been three occupants within the car.
Two folks – one male and one feminine – had been pronounced lifeless on the scene; a second male has been taken to hospital for remedy – situation awaits.
‘No experiences of another severe accidents.
‘The Directorate of Skilled Requirements and the Unbiased Workplace for Police Conduct have been knowledgeable.’