A CROWD-FUNDING page has been set up by Horsforth's MP in the wake of a crash which left four people dead.

Money raised through the appeal will go to help the survivors and the families of the dead men. Caelan Megson, 21, Declan Grove, 19, Matty Walshaw, 18, and Brandon Frew, 19, were killed in the collision in the early hours of Saturday, June 30. Two girls who were in the car with them were injured. A taxi driver was also injured in the collision on Broadway.

All the young men who died were from the Horsforth area and the town has been in mourning since the tragedy.

A vigil was held at St Margaret's church last week. A book of remembrance was

opened at the church and a side chapel was set aside for prayers, with photographs of the dead men and candles in their memory.

Mr Andrew set up the appeal after being contacted by local people.

He said: "I was approached by a large number of residents who wanted to help and asked if I could establish a page. I liaised with the police who consulted the families and I met with Rev Nigel Sinclair who has agreed to support the fund.

"I know the community has been shocked by what has happened and many people have been leaving lots of messages of condolence and support to the families of the deceased and the survivors and this fund will help each of them."

By Wednesday this week £790 had been raised towards the £1,000 target, which will go to help the families of the dead, and the survivors from both vehicles.

A message on the crowdfunding page says: "The whole community of Horsforth are so shocked and saddened at the loss of four young lives. All our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and friends who have been affected by this horrific accident.

"Following consultation with the police and with agreement from the families, this page has been set up to help raise funds for the families of all the victims to help them at this difficult time."

It adds: "The fund will be managed by representatives of the community and in consultation with the families.Thank you for any donation that you are able to make which is very much appreciated."

Flowers and messages have been left at the scene of the crash.