M-way crash victims named by police

A general view of the crash scene on the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15

A general view of the crash scene on the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 15

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Two young brothers killed in a motorway crash on Christmas Day have been named by police.

Adnan Habib, 10, and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, four, died after the car they were travelling in crashed and overturned on the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent at about 11.25am.

A 32-year-old woman passenger in the car also died. She was named by Staffordshire Police as Bushra Tazarib. Police did not reveal what her relationship with the boys was.

All three were from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, and had been travelling north on the M6 to attend a family wedding in Greater Manchester, Staffordshire Police said.

The boys' mother - who was driving the red Ford Focus - and a female relative who was a fellow passenger were both injured, and were taken to hospital.

They were later discharged from the University of North Staffordshire Hospital, and were now on their way home, police said.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "We can now name those who were tragically killed in the car crash on the M6 in Staffordshire yesterday.

"They were two young brothers: Adnan Habib, aged 10; and Mohammed Arsalaan Habib, aged four; and a 32-year-old woman, Bushra Tazarib.

"All three were from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. They were travelling to a family wedding in the Greater Manchester area when the car they were travelling in crashed on the M6 motorway in Staffordshire, near to junction 15.

"Specially trained liaison officers have been appointed to support them at this incredibly difficult time for the family."

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