2 teenage girls killed after being hit by car while out running

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Updated 9th November at 12:05: Two teenage girls have been killed after being hit by a car while out running yesterday evening (Tuesday 8th November). Police have said the girls were hit by a black Ford Focus just after 7:10pm on Queen's Avenue in Aldershot, Hampshire. Paramedics and air ambulance crews treated them at the scene but were unfortunately unable to to save them. It's been reported that the pair were members of Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club (AFD).

A 24-year-old soldier has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and careless driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

British athletes have shared their condolences on social media this morning. Paula Radcliffe tweeted "Such tragically, sad news, thoughts with all the family and friends," while Eilish McColgan posted "Awful news coming from Aldershot this morning. Thoughts go out to family, friends and fellow team mates at AFD."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Inspector Graham Hughes at Whitchurch Police Station on 101, quoting Operation Altaris (Incident 772) or report it online.