Joyriders fight for lives after car smash

Two suspected joyriders are battling for their lives after the stolen car they were in crashed into a tree in Child's Hill. Police believe the Chevrolet hatchback was taken from Hampstead Way in Hampstead Garden Suburb sometime after 1am on Sunday May 17.

Two suspected joyriders are battling for their lives after the stolen car they were in crashed into a tree in Child's Hill.

Police believe the Chevrolet hatchback was taken from Hampstead Way in Hampstead Garden Suburb sometime after 1am on Sunday May 17.

Three teenagers were in the car when it smashed into the tree in Cotswold Gardens shortly after at around 3am.

One teenager has been arrested in connection with the incident and two other teenage boys who were sat in the back seat remain in hospital. Both are understood to be in a critical condition.

Police want to speak to anyone who might have seen a car being driven erratically in the area at the time.

Anyone with information should contact Colindale Police on 0300 123 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.