Cash was scattered all over the road at car crash scene where schoolboy, 15, was arrested for murder of 19-year-old ‘after gang fight’
- Man believed to be the driver, 19, was found dead in the middle of the road
- Bystanders captured entire incident on their mobile phones as grim souvenirs
- Police urged them not to share footage online and instead hand to detectives
- Thames Valley Police have arrested a schoolboy, 25, on suspicion of murder
Cash notes were scattered all over the scene of a car crash in a leafy Oxfordshire market town where a schoolboy, 15, was arrested on suspicion of murder.
The driver, 19, was pronounced dead after being found in the road in Thame just after 7.05pm last night, filmed on mobile phone by ghoulish bystanders.
His car, a grey hatchback, was seen in images flipped onto its top in the middle of the stretch as police arrested the boy nearby.
One local resident, who did not wish to be named, told how money was scattered all over the road at the scene of the killing.
“I think the fight was over more than a £20 bag of drugs, there was money scattered all over the road. I have a friend who was at the scene and he told me that,” he suggested.
The car was still at the scene this morning as police worked to establish how it crashed
The handcuffed schoolboy, 15, is led away by officers after he was arrested over the murder
There were suggestions online the crash was connected to a fight involving a gang of youths – but police have not commented.
Onlookers filmed the attack on mobile phones and were urged to hand over the footage to Thames Valley Police officers
Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Mike Roddy appealed for witnesses to come forward who may have seen anything suspicious.
He said: “We know there were a number of people in the area who will have seen this unfold and may have even caught some of the incident on video.
The murder victim’s car was seen flipped onto its back in the middle of the road in Thame
Thames Valley Police cordoned off the lane while they collected evidence from the scene
“Please do not share this video on social media, but instead share it with police. A man has died in this incident and if you have footage or pictures this could be very traumatic for the family and friends of the man who has died.
“We know this will be concerning for the community but there will be an increased police presence in the area. Feel free to approach these officers if you have any concerns.”
Thame, which is named after the river, is a quiet town and was previously known for being the home of late Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb.
Forensic officers were scene working into the night at the scene aided by police floodlights
The area’s fire crews were also called to the crash amid fears someone may have needed to be cut out of a vehicle.
A spokesman for Thame Fire Station said: ‘We’ve just attended a serious Road Traffic Collision in Thame this evening.
‘Please avoid the area and respect the cordons that have been put in place.’