Police watch over probe into crash that killed two teenagers sparks Cardiff riots

The police watchdog has announced he will investigate a crash which killed two teenagers and sparked a riot in Cardiff, after CCTV emerged of a police vehicle following a bike minutes before the incident.

Kyrese Sullivan, 16, and Harvey Evans, 15, were killed in an electric bike collision in the city’s Ely on Monday evening, sparking a night of violence, with cars set on fire and clashes with riot police.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said: “Following a referral from South Wales Police, we have decided to independently investigate an incident in Ely, Cardiff on Monday which resulted in the death of two teenagers .

“Our decision to investigate follows our attendance at the post-incident police process and a review of the information we have received to date.”

The watchdog will investigate “any conversation” between the police officers and the two teenagers before they were killed.

IOPC director David Ford said: “First and foremost, our thoughts and sympathies are with the families and friends of the two boys who tragically lost their lives on Monday evening in Ely.

“It is vital that we independently investigate the circumstances of this tragic incident.

“This incident and the events that followed have, understandably, attracted significant interest and public concern. It is vital that we thoroughly and independently investigate this matter so that the full facts and circumstances are properly established.” To be.

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