A man has appeared in court charged over a car crash that killed three teenage boys.

Jaynesh Chudasama, of Hayes, west London, is accused of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

The 28-year-old, who is alleged to have been the driver of the Audi that hit three friends on Shepiston Lane in Hayes, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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The victims of the crash were Harry Louis Rice, 17, and 16-year-olds George Toby Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness.

Despite the efforts of paramedics, all three boys were pronounced dead at the scene.

The victims were among a group of friends walking towards the Goals five-a-side football club at
around 8.40pm on Friday when they were hit.

A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after handing himself in at a north London police station on Sunday evening.

The collision occurred close to the Esso garage near junction four of the M4.

Chudasama, who spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth, address and identity as British, was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on February 26.