TWO teenage boys died from head injuries after they fell from an electric bike while being chased by police, an inquest heard.
Kyrees Sullivan, 16, and Harvey Evans, 15, were killed in Ely, Cardiff, last week.
Their deaths led to riots as youths set fire to cars and clashed with police over the horror.
An inquest today heard how Kyrees died from a blunt force head injury, while Harvey suffered a blunt injury to his head and body.
Usher Lynne Carroll told Pontypridd Coroner's Court the pair were seen riding on one e-bike and "a short time later were both found by a member of the public on the road, having come off the bike".
The inquest was adjourned while a criminal probe into their deaths is carried out.
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Coroner Patricia Morgan concluded the deaths were "violent or unnatural".
She said: "There is a live investigation ongoing in relation to the circumstances.
"Therefore, today I will open the inquest but will adjourn to allow a full investigation to take place and be completed.
"I will require regular updates on the progress of that investigation and I will set a date in due course for the final inquest to be listed."
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Violent scenes erupted last Monday after CCTV footage emerged of a marked South Wales police van following the teens.
Nine people aged between 15 and 21 were arrested following the carnage.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct launched an investigation after the force denied any pursuit took place.
Footage from a Ring doorbell cam shows two boys racing down the road – shortly followed by a police van that did not have it's blue lights on.
The video was confirmed to have been taken just after 6pm. Just 85 seconds later, the collision occurred.
Police still maintain they were not in the immediate vicinity of the crash at the time it unfolded.
IOPC Director David Ford: “Our thoughts and sympathies remain with the family and friends of Kyrees and Harvey, as well as all those affected by the loss of two young lives in such a close-knit community as Ely.
"Our investigators have been conducting enquiries and securing evidence in the immediate vicinity of where the events took place, speaking to local residents, distributing leaflets and gathering as much relevant information as possible."
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"I am truly grateful for the co-operation and assistance we have received from people within the local community.
"We would welcome anyone we haven’t yet spoken to yet, who believes they have footage or witnessed anything relevant between 5.35 pm and 6.10 pm on Monday, to come forward to us."
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