Teen, 19, who died after police chase crash pictured for the first time

THESE are the first pictures of a teenager who died after crashing into a wall during a police chase.

Kelvin Bainbridge, a dad-of-one, died from his injuries in Spennymoor, County Durham, on Friday afternoon.

Kelvin Bainbridge died after a police car chase on Friday in County Durham
The 19-year-old died from his injuries following the crash in Spennymoor

The 19-year-old’s family have called for justice in the wake of his death, with emotional posts on social media.

His sister, Kelsey, said: “I want everyone to know how grateful me and my family are for everything that’s being done and put in place for him.

“It’s absolutely ripping me apart inside.”

And his aunt, Kyra, wrote: “Hearts shredded into a million peaces. I just wish it was all just a bad dream and wake up for you to be still here I miss you so much love you always.”

Police Conduct cops are investigating the death amid the chase.

Mccauley Barker posted: “You were like a little brother to me, you were there when I needed you the most and someone to talk to when I needed someone.

“I was only talking to you yesterday sat laughing and joking.”

A tribute left to Kelvin at the scene said “I love you little bro! Forever loved, big sister”, and another said “Love you always KB! Forever in my heard. Party hard up there son”.

Photos from the scene show heavy police presence following the fatal smash

It’s thought the Nissan Primera crashed into a wall in a residential housing estate.

One man who lives near the town centre told the Northern Echo: “Just before 3pm I heard a few sirens.

“I went to the back garden to see if I could see anything and I saw two police cars coming from the main street. I could hear other cop cars racing from different parts of the town, they seemed to go through Ox Close, Wood View, and they all seemed to head towards Middlestone Moor.”

IOPC Interim Regional Director David Ford said: “We understand that shortly after 2.30pm a Durham Constabulary marked police car followed a Nissan Primera. After the pursuit the vehicle crashed on Central Drive, Middlestone Moor.

“The 19 year-old man driving the Nissan was fatally injured during the incident. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends and anyone affected by this sad incident.

“We are attending the scene and the post incident procedures to begin gathering evidence. Anyone who witnessed events leading up to the collision is asked to contact the IOPC on 0800 096 9076 or email: witness@policeconduct.gov.uk.”

It has not yet been confirmed why the pursuit started.


There was a police cordon in place a the site of the crash[/caption]


The Nissan Primera crashed into a wall in a residential housing estate[/caption]

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