Inquest opens into death of teen who died following crash during police chase

An inquest has opened into the death of a 16-year-old boy following a crash during a police chase in Stockport.

Kyle Hudson, understood to have also gone by the surname Brotherton, was driving a Toyota Yaris on Moss Hall Lane in Bramhall during the incident on Friday, November 13.

The teenager, who lived in Bramhall, was being pursued by officers from Cheshire Police at the time of the crash.

He was taken to Salford Royal Hospital with a serious head injury. Kyle was sadly pronounced dead on Saturday, November 14.

Today (Friday), an inquest was opened by assistant coroner Andrew Bridgman at South Manchester Coroners’ Court.

Kyle died after a Toyota he was driving hit a wall on Hall Moss Lane in Bramhall
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The court heard a Home Office post mortem conducted by Professor Philip Lumb concluded Kyle died as a result of a head injury.

Police coroners’ officer David Wood told the hearing that at around 3.30am on November 13, officers from Cheshire Police were conducting enquiries following a ‘criminal incident’ in Handforth, just over Cheshire’s border with Stockport.

“Their attention was drawn to a motor vehicle being driven by the deceased,” Mr Wood said.

“Due to the circumstances, officers decided to follow the vehicle and activated their emergency equipment. A pursuit ensued and continued into the GMP area, and then back into Woodford.”

The court heard that as Mr Hudson turned onto Hall Moss Lane in Bramhall, after about 50m, there was a gradual left bend.

“The driver of the vehicle failed to negotiate the turn and collided with a lamp post,” Mr Wood said.

“Kyle sustained very serious injuries and CPR was commenced at the scene. He was taken to Stepping Hill Hospital before being transferred to Salford Royal Hospital where he sadly died.”

A male passenger was also taken to hospital following the collision, the court heard.

The teenager’s family and friends have covered the scene of the tragedy with floral tributes and balloons
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The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) is investigating the incident, which is normal procedure with any fatal collision involving police.

Following the tragic news of Kyle’s death, tributes flooded in for the teenager on social media.

His auntie Jade Ratcliffe and uncle Anthony Brotherton told the Manchester Evening News: “We absolutely adored him.

“He was a beautiful young boy. This has left a massive hole in our family. He has four cousins who are heartbroken.

“He will be loved and missed every second of every day. Life will never, ever be the same. He had the most cheeky smile and a contagious laugh.

“To us, he was perfect.”

Close pal Ryce Mendoza said: “I love you so much Kyle and I’m gonna miss you so much.

“You was a star and always will be. Rest in peace to the golden boy of Stockport.”

Police at the scene on Hall Moss Lane in Bramhall after the incident
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Family and friends described him a popular lad with a ‘beautiful heart’ on Facebook.

The teenager’s family and friends have also covered the scene of the tragedy with floral tributes and balloons.

A spokeswoman for Cheshire Police said: “At around 3.40am on Friday 13 November a white Toyota Yaris came to the attention of officers in the Handforth area.

“A short pursuit was carried out and the vehicle was subsequently involved in a collision with a wall on Hall Moss Lane, in Bramhall, Stockport.

“The two occupants of the vehicle, both male, sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital.”

A pre-inquest review will take place on February 26, with a full hearing into Mr Hudson’s death expected to take place some time in 2021.

|Ma Evening Post