Members of Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club are 'absolutely devastated' after two teenage girls died after being struck by a car in Aldershot on Tuesday (November 8) night.

The club has cancelled its training session that had been scheduled for Thursday as a mark of respect to the girls.

A statement on the Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club website said: "These athletes, who were highly valued members of our club played a huge role in the recent success of AFD including last weekend’s National Cross Country Relays where the club took five out of the 10 titles awarded.

"The club is absolutely devastated to lose such amazing, talented young female athletes. Our thoughts and prayers are with the two families who are being supported by the police family liaison team.

"Additionally, the club are very aware that many athletes, parents and coaches have been greatly affected by this incident which we are currently arranging support for them and their families.

"It has been decided that out of respect training at the track is cancelled tomorrow (Thursday November 10).

The scene of a crash in Queen's Avenue, Aldershot, in which two teenage girls were killed

"As a club we are humbled by the many messages of support that have been received from across the World which further demonstrates the wealth of feeling and respect for these two young ladies within the athletic community.

"The club would like to thank fellow athletes, the Hart Football Club and many bystanders who were backed by professional support from the Military Police, the Surrey Sussex and Kent Air Ambulance, South East Coast Ambulance Service and Hampshire Police for their extraordinary attention at the time of the incident."

Serving soldier arrested

The MoD has confirmed that the man arrested in connection with the incident is a serving soldier.

Scene in Queen's Avenue, Aldershot, after fatal collision

A spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that a fatal road traffic collision occurred in Aldershot Garrison and that a solider is currently being held by Hampshire Police.

"It would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

Hampshire Police confirmed that a 24-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of drink-driving, two counts of death by dangerous driving and two counts of death by careless driving while unfit through drink or drugs.

Scene in Queen's Avenue, Aldershot, after fatal collision

Anyone with information is asked to contact Inspector Graham Hughes at Whitchurch Police Station on 101, quoting Operation Altaris (Incident 772), or report it online .

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.