First picture of boy, 15, killed in e-scooter crash as police name him

A teenager who died after crashing into an ambulance whilst being pursued by police has been identified as Saul Cookson.

Traffic officers had been following the 15-year-old in Salford but were forced to stop chasing him when their vehicle was obstructed by bollards. According to Greater Manchester Police, the collision between the e-bike and the ambulance occurred on Langworthy Road “a short time later”.

The incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) in accordance with normal procedures, the force revealed.

In a statement, a GMP spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who tragically died.”

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