Teens among nine arrested after Cardiff riot erupted over deaths of two boys who were followed by police | The Sun

COPS have arrested nine people over riots that broke out in Cardiff after a crash that killed two teenagers.

Kyrees Sullivan, 16, and Harvey Evans, 15, were tragically killed on Monday night in Ely, Cardiff, when the electric bike they were on crashed.

Their deaths sparked riots on the residential street after rumours that officers were to blame for the smash started spreading.

Now cops say Four men aged 16, 17, 18 and 29 were arrested in the Ely area and one man aged 21 was arrested in Tremorfa.

They all remain in custody on suspicion of riot.

It comes after two 15-year-old boys, a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy were arrested earlier this week.

They are all on police bail pending further enquiries.

It comes after footage from a RingDoorbell cam shows two young lads racing down the road with a police van following immediately behind them.

Alun Michael, crime commissioner for South Wales, had previously rubbished the claims of a pursuit prior to the smash.

But cops yesterday confirmed this footage was taken at 52 seconds past 6pm on Monday.

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Then, just 85 seconds later at 18:02.17, the tragic smash occurred.

Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Bacon said there were no blue lights or sirens activated in the CCTV footage.

A police spokesperson said today: "As part of the investigation so far, over 180 pieces of body worn footage from police officers at the scene has been recovered and officers are going through hundreds of hours of public CCTV and videos posted on social media.

"We are still appealing for witnesses, information, and footage from mobile phones. CCTV and social media.

"We are extremely grateful for the support from the community so far and urge anyone with information to contact us.

"South Wales Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to ensure the matter receives independent scrutiny.

"We will provide them with all the information we have, and they will undertake an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to the collision."

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