A teenager who fled the scene of an accident leaving two badly injured passengers has been sentenced - alongside his mother who pretended she had been driving the car.

Konstantinos Stengos, 19, of Queenswood Crescent, Englefield Green, was charged with a number of offences after he fled the scene of a single vehicle collision in Wick Lane around 11pm on November 28.

The charges included driving without due care and attention, failing to stop after an accident or provide a breath test, resisting an officer and driving without insurance.

Stengos was driving a BMW John Cooper Works along Wick Lane when he lost control of the vehicle, colliding with the nearside verge and a tree. His two passengers were subsequently treated at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.

Sergeant Eddie Ryan from the Serious Collision Unit, said: “Stengos crashed his car and then fled the scene with no regard for the seriously injured passengers he left behind.

“To make matters worse, his mother then told police she had been driving the vehicle at the time of the collision to help her son avoid prosecution.”

He was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday alongside his mother Athanasoula Lampropoulou-Syropoulou, 45, from London.

Offences she was charged with included intending to prevent the course of public justice, obstructing an officer and allowing the use of an uninsured vehicle.

Stengos was sentenced to three months in custody suspended for 12 months and ordered to do 180 hours unpaid work. He was fined £750, ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

His mother Athanasoula Lampropoulou-Syropoulou was given a suspended three months prison sentence, ordered to pay a £115 victim surcharge and £1,600 costs.