Appeal for witnesses following serious Southampton collision
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We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Southampton yesterday evening (18 July).
Officers were called at 5.18pm to Hill Lane, at the junction with Warwick Road, following a report of a collision involving a Suzuki motorcycle and a VW Golf.
The pillion passenger of the motorcycle, a 14-year-old boy from Hedge End, sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital.
Hill Lane was closed while emergency services responded to the incident and we carried out initial enquiries. It has since been reopened.
-Did you see the collision?
-Do you have dash cam, CCTV or ring doorbell footage of the collision?
-Do you know who was involved?
-Did you see a moped which we believe was also at the scene?
Officers have since made the following arrests:
-A 16-year-old Southampton boy was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, theft of a motor vehicle and failing to stop after a road traffic collision.
-A 16-year-old Southampton boy was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and aggravated vehicle taking.
-A 16-year-old Southampton boy was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated vehicle taking and assisting an offender.
All three remain in police custody at this time.
Acting Chief Inspector Hayley O’Grady from the Southampton Neighbourhoods Policing Team said: “We realise this collision may cause concern in the community.
“I would like to reassure you that tackling motorcycle related crime remains one of our priorities in Southampton and we continue to conduct targeted operations alongside the work our officers do day in, day out to tackle the issue.
“If you have any information which could help us establish what happened in this collision, please get in touch.
“The investigation remains at an early stage, and we would appreciate if you could avoid speculating about the incident on social media while we carry out our enquiries.”
Contact us on 101 or report online, quoting 44220288681.
You can also contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.