A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with the tragic deaths of two young brothers from Dudley.

Pawanveer Singh, aged 23 months, and his brother Sanjay, aged 10, were with their mother in their BMW turning right into Lawnswood Avenue, Wolverhampton, when they were struck by an Audi S3 at around 8.45pm on Thursday (March 14).

Police investigating the deaths have this afternoon (Sunday) arrested a man on suspicion of causing their deaths by dangerous driving.

The 23-year-old, from Birmingham, was arrested in central Birmingham early this afternoon and will be now be questioned over the fatal crash on the Birmingham New Road. 

The driver of the Audi fled the scene on foot.

A 31-year-old man from a third car, a Bentley, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been released pending further investigation. 

Det Sgt Paul Hughes, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This afternoon’s arrest is a significant development, but the investigation is continuing and we still have lots of lines of enquiry to pursue.

“We would appeal to the public to keep contacting us with any information. 

“Pawanveer and Sanjay’s family have been informed of this afternoon’s development, and we continue to support them through this terrible period.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.