Man arrested following deaths of two children in Wolverhampton


vWOLVERHAMPTON: Police investigating the deaths of two young brothers in a collision in Wolverhampton have Sunday afternoon arrested on a man on suspicion of causing their deaths by dangerous driving. The 23-year-old, from Birmingham, was arrested in central Birmingham early this afternoon and will be now be questioned over the fatal crash on the Birmingham New Road. 

Pawanveer Singh, aged 23 months, and his brother Sanjay, aged 10 years, were with their mother in their BMW turning right into Lawnswood Avenue, when they were struck by an Audi S3 at around 8.45pm on Thursday (14 March).

Sanjay and Pawanveer SINGH

According to West Midlands police, the driver of the Audi fled the scene on foot. A 31-year-old man from a third car, a Bentley, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been released pending further investigation. 

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This afternoon’s arrest is a significant development, but the investigation is continuing and we still have lots of lines of enquiry to pursue.

“We would appeal to the public to keep contacting us with any information.  Pawanveer and Sanjay’s family have been informed of this afternoon’s development, and we continue to support them through this terrible period.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2580 of 14 March.