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Death crash teens: Police seized their holiday car

So they squeezed into a pal's

Six young friends killed in a horrific road crash had crammed into a car because police had seized one they were using.

Four of the crash victims were left stranded when police impounded the original vehicle because it was not insured.

So in desperation they phoned good Samaritan Richard Bolton, who drove from Leicester with pal Teela Chamberlain to pick up the group, who had been on holiday in Skegness.

But as they headed back to Leicester in the early hours of Thursday morning, Richard's Mondeo smashed into a 38-ton lorry.

All six died instantly in the crash on the A607, near Melton Mowbray, Leicester.

Dad-of-two Richard, 23, died at the wheel with Teela, 19, in the front seat. She had a five-month-old baby son called Tai.

In the back were Christopher Worrad, 18, and girlfriend Carly Ann Arrindell, 18, and couple Emily Rose Curnock, 18, and Luke Whittle, 19. All the victims were from Leicester.

Yesterday Emily's dad Dave said he received a call from her saying not to worry as the group had sorted out a lift home.

And he spoke of his anger at the police decision to impound the car and not tell the teens' families. He said: "If they had rung us and said, 'Your kids are at the roadside, come and pick them up,' I'd have been there like a shot.

"But I'd had a phone call from Emily saying: 'It's all right, Dad, we can sort it out.'

"The last thing she said to me was, 'I want to come home'. Now she's coming home in a body bag. It's a silly waste of life."

It emerged last night that Lincolnshire Police seized a Vauxhall Vectra car belonging to Christopher Worrad on Tuesday as part of routine patrols.

A police spokesman said: "Following inquiries by the officers at the scene, it was confirmed that the man was not insured to drive the vehicle. It was seized and taken to a secure compound."

Tributes were paid by the heartbroken relatives of the victims yesterday. Alison Foster said of her son Richard:

"He was the one that everyone turned to if they had a problem. His friends needed a lift and he wanted to help."

Christopher's parents Sam and Garry said: "He was a very caring person." And Carly Ann's mum Tina said: "Carly had so much to live for. She was just starting out."

Hundreds of messages were also left online on Facebook and Bebo and memorial website gonetoosoon. Emily's sister Gina wrote: "Your spirit will remain and live on in all of us."

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