The family of two young brothers who were killed in a Christmas Day motorway crash on their way to a wedding have paid tribute to their “happy and joyous boys”.
Adnan Habib, 10, and four-year-old Arsalaan were killed when the car they were in crashed on the M6.
In a statement, their family said: “Adnan and Arsalaan were our family’s precious jewels, spreading joy wherever they went.
“They were happy and joyous boys who were a central part of the family, always smiling and bringing smiles to everyone they met.”
Their 32-year-old aunt, Bushra Tazarib, also died in the crash which happened near Stoke-on-Trent, at about 11:25am. She was described as “beloved” and supportive.
Two other women were travelling in the red Ford Focus, including the boys’ mother, who was driving at the time of the crash.
Both were taken to hospital but were discharged on Wednesday after treatment.
All five in the car were from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire and had been travelling north to attend a family wedding in Manchester.
Chief Superintendent Martin Evans, of the Central Motorway Police Group, described the incident as “unimaginably sad and tragic”.