Late Tory MP Lord Spicer’s grandson, 16, dies in horror car crash at Loch Ness
- Teenager Edward Bush, 16, and two girls of the same age were hit by an Audi SUV
- The schoolboy and grandson of the late Lord Spicer died in hospital at Inverness
- Police said inquiries were ongoing and urged any witnesses to come forward
The grandson of a late Tory MP has been killed in a car crash that has left another 16-year-old critically injured.
Edward Bush, 16, and two girls of the same age were hit by an Audi SUV on the A82 beside Loch Ness.
The teenager, whose grandfather was Lord Spicer, the Eurosceptic MP for West Worcestershire until 2010, died in hospital at Inverness.
Edward was a pupil at Stowe public school in Buckinghamshire and grew up in a cottage in the grounds of an Oxfordshire stately home.
The teenager, whose grandfather was Lord Spicer (pictured) the Eurosceptic MP for West Worcestershire until 2010, died in hospital at Inverness
His parents, Jonathan and Annabel, both 47, said: ‘Edward will be missed so much by so many, as he was a truly outstanding young man with such an incredible and bright future ahead of him. He will never be forgotten and will remain eternally loved and adored by his brothers, parents, family, and friends.’
One of the girls in the crash remains critically ill. The other has been discharged from hospital.
Police said inquiries were ongoing and urged any witnesses to come forward.
Road Policing Sergeant Angus Macleod said: ‘Our enquiries into this fatal crash are ongoing and it’s important we establish exactly what happened.
‘I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash but has not yet spoken to police to come forward.
‘I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dash cam footage which could help with our investigation.’
Edward Bush, 16, and two girls of the same age were hit by an Audi SUV on the A82 beside Loch Ness. Police are pictured above at the scene
It is understood that Edward rowed for the Stowe, where boarding fees cost £12,951 per term.
In 2019 he was one of five pupils awarded ‘champion’ prizes for work in science in 2019.
Lord Spicer was a founder member of the Tories’ European Research Group. He died in May 2019 at the age of 76.
A former chairman of the Conservative backbench 1922 Committee, he supervised the election of three leaders – Iain Duncan Smith, Michael Howard and David Cameron – during a tumultuous four-year period for the party early in the Millennium.
Lord Spicer was knighted in 1996 and made a member of the privy council in 2013.
Elected in 1974, he left the Commons in 2010 in a degree of embarrassment after being caught up in the MPs’ expenses scandal, which in his case involved a £620 chandelier and £5,650 for gardening costs including hedge-clipping for his helipad. He was immediately appointed to the Lords afterwards.