Arrests made in connection with Lucia Porter car death

Lucia Porter

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A number of arrests have been made in connection with the death of Lucia Porter, 14, of Onchan, on Saturday night.

Investigations are continuing into the incident which claimed the life of the St Ninian’s High School student following an incident which took place on the Switchback road near Peel.

Police have this lunchtime confirmed the identity of the dead teenager after her name was widely reported on Sunday and yesterday.

They have also said that all of the teenagers who had been treated in hospital for injuries sustained in the accident have now been released from hospital.

Initially, the seven other people in the car were taken to hospital.

A police statement says: ‘A number of people have been arrested in investigating the offence of causing death by dangerous driving. These people are currently in custody at Douglas police headquarters where investigations continue.

‘The constabulary would like to thank the partner emergency services and other agencies, both government and voluntary, for their help and cooperation in this investigation and for their help in providing support.

It added: ‘The constabulary has worked from an early stage with other government agencies in this far-reaching inquiry to ensure that support is given to those who need it.’

A family liaison officer is working closely with the Porter family, who released the picture with this story and a short statement from Lucia’s mother, Julie Porter.

It reads: ‘Our family is left completely distraught after Lucia’s untimely death.

‘We are overwhelmed by the messages of condolence, flowers and the kindness of the people on the Isle of Man who have reached out to us and offered their support.

‘She will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to have known her.’

If you can help police with the ongoing investigation, and may have witnessed a white vehicle driving in the west of the island on Saturday evening, call police headquarters on 631212.


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