Man tragically killed in crash involving stolen car in Bretton Way, Peterborough, named by police

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A man who died following a collision on Bretton Way in Peterborough has been named by police.

Michael Alan Howard, 42, from Burrett Road, Walsoken, Wisbech, was riding a grey Suzuki GSXR 750 K4 and died at the scene.

The scene of the crash in Bretton Way. Photo: Terry Harris

The scene of the crash in Bretton Way. Photo: Terry Harris

Michael was a father, grandfather and brother.

The incident happened yesterday (Wednesday August 22) at around 5.25pm.

Three vehicles were involved in the collision, the motorbike and two cars, and two men and a girl remain in custody.

Police believe at least one of the cars was stolen

The scene of the crash in Bretton Way. Photo: Terry Harris

The scene of the crash in Bretton Way. Photo: Terry Harris

A 22-year-old man, of no fixed abode, a 20-year-old man from Peterborough and a 16-year-old girl from Peterborough have all been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station where they remain.

The 22 year old was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking and drug driving and the girl aggravated vehicle taking.

The 20 year old was also arrested for theft of a motor vehicle and drug driving.

Sgt Simon Goldsmith said: "Any witnesses to any vehicles which arose suspicion in the Bretton area this afternoon, but specifically between 5pm and 5.30pm, are asked to contact road policing on 101."

The scene of the crash in Bretton Way. Photo: Terry Harris

The scene of the crash in Bretton Way. Photo: Terry Harris

The road was closed between between the Bretton Way BP Garage and Tyesdale Roundabout and remained closed for around seven hours while police worked.

Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact the Road Policing Unit on 101 quoting CC-22082018-0370.

The scene of the crash in Bretton Way. Photo: Terry Harris

The scene of the crash in Bretton Way. Photo: Terry Harris