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Road crash murder probe girls named

Two teenage girls who died in a road traffic collision that sparked a murder investigation have been named.

Jasmine Allsop, 14, died at the scene in Ann's Hill Road in Gosport, while Olivia Lewry, 16, was taken to hospital but also died, Hampshire Police said.

Detectives launched a murder investigation and a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The man is in custody, police said.

The girls were pedestrians and were involved in a collision with a green Honda Civic car which was being driven along the road at about 4am on Sunday.

Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson said: "This is an extremely tragic incident which has resulted in the death of two young girls.

"I currently have a team of detectives and other officers, including expert road collision investigators, working on this case to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these two teenage girls.

"I would appeal to anyone who knows anything which could help this investigation to contact my team as soon as possible."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team at Fratton Police Station on 101, quoting Operation Barb.

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