Two victims of coach crash named

The family of a teenager who died when a coach crashed on its way back from the Bestival music festival said it had lost a "beautiful son and a beautiful person".

Michael Molloy, 18, died when the vehicle he was a passenger in left the A3 in Surrey late on Monday night and collided with a tree.

Mr Molloy from Woolton, south Liverpool, was a member of the aspiring Liverpool-based band Hostile Radio.

In the statement released by Surrey Police, the family said: "Michael was a talented musician who had a promising career ahead of him.

"He was a beautiful son and a beautiful person, both inside and out, the kindest and sincerest heart we've ever known. We never imagined we would lose the most perfect son and brother. We are totally devastated."

The driver of the coach, Colin Daulby, 63, from Warrington, also died in the accident along with another passenger, who has not yet been named by police.

The vehicle was returning to Merseyside from the Bestival event on the Isle of Wight with mainly young people on board when it careered off the road and hit a tree near Hindhead, Surrey, just before midnight.

It left the A3 on a bend between the Hindhead tunnel and the exit for Thursley and hit an oak tree on an embankment.

All 50 survivors from the crash were taken to hospital, many of them with serious "life-changing" injuries, Surrey Police said. Eleven casualties remain in hospital.

No other vehicles were involved and officers are working to establish whether the coach may have been overloaded as part of their investigation, as despite there appearing to be 53 people on board, the vehicle only had 51 passenger seats. The deaths have now been referred to the coroner, a police spokesman said.