Bolton: 12 Year-old Boy 'Critical'

22 July 2013, 16:58 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Three people have been charged after two cars crashed at high speed in Bolton, critically injuring a 12-year-old boy.

The boy and a 50-year-old man were knocked over after two Vauxhall Astras crashed into a BMW on St Helens Road, Daubhill on Sunday.

Now, Police have charged three men:

20-year-old Mohammed Vohra, of Mancroft Avenue, Bolton, is charged with perverting the course of justice.

Mohammed Usman Patel, also 20, of Leech Street, Bolton, is charged with perverting the course of justice, two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance 

19-year-old Furqaan Mohmed  of Gibbon Street, Bolton, is charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

They have been remanded in custody and were due to appear before Bolton Magistrates' Court on 24th July.

Nine other people from the three vehicles suffered minor injuries.

The 12-year-old boy is showing improvement and is now in a serious but stable condition. The 50-year-old man remains in a stable condition.

Police Sergeant Danny Byrne said: "As a result of our inquiries, we have now charged three people. 

"We understand how emotional and distressing this incident has been, not just for the families of everyone involved but across the wider community, and we will continue our inquiries to establish all the facts before this matter goes before a court.

"I want to stress that it is important that we allow that legal process to happen correctly, properly and unimpeded and therefore we cannot make any further comment, nor speculate on exactly what happened.

"Our thoughts remain with the family of everyone involved and we continue to support the family of the young boy and hope he continues with his recovery."