Jogging girls killed in Hampshire road tragedy

Hampshire Police have appealed for information after two girls died when they were hit by a car while out jogging.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 8:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:38 pm

The teenagers were struck as they ran on a stretch of road.

Hampshire Constabulary said the girls, who have not been named, were hit by a black Ford Focus on Queens Avenue, Aldershot, shortly after 7.10pm last night.

A 24-year-old man, thought to be the driver, has been arrested and remains in police custody.

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A black Ford Focus was later seen being taken away from the scene on the back of a flatbed lorry.

A police spokesman said: “No-one else was hurt and inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances of what happened.”

Specially trained officers are supporting the girls’ families.

Anyone with information is is asked to contact Inspector Graham Hughes at Whitchurch Police Station on 101, quoting Operation Altaris (Incident 772), or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.