Teenager who died in collision was a refugee says charity

Mohammad Hussain, 18, who died when the lorry he was clinging to was involved in a collision near Banbury on Friday morning. Help Refugees/PA Wire. NNL-160404-114737001
Mohammad Hussain, 18, who died when the lorry he was clinging to was involved in a collision near Banbury on Friday morning. Help Refugees/PA Wire. NNL-160404-114737001

A teenager who died following a collision near Banbury on Friday morning is believed to be a Kurdish refugee who was travelling underneath a lorry on Friday morning.

According to Thames Valley Police, the collision involving a lorry happened on Beaumont Road, near its junction with the A423 Southam Road, in Banbury at around 4.35am.

A man arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by careless driving has been released without charge.

The charity, Help Refugees, identified the man who died at Mohammad Hussain, 18, who was believed to have been clinging to the underside of the lorry during the collision.

The teenager appears to have had a legitimate claim for entry to the UK. A spokeswoman for the charity said he was trying to get to an uncle in Manchester.

The charity says it believes Mr Hussain is the first refugee to be killed on British soil in 2016.