Boy denies causing death of eight-year-old passenger in Gipsy Lane, Leicester
A 16-year-old boy accused of causing the death of an eight-year-old passenger in a car crash appeared in court yesterday.
The teenager, who cannot be named because of a court order, denied the aggravated vehicle taking of a Smart car.
The car hit a telegraph pole, resulting in the death of Abhay Jadeja, who was in the back.
The tragedy happened in Gipsy Lane, Belgrave, Leicester, at 10.50pm on July 3.
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The juvenile, from Leicester, also denied associated offences of causing the eight-year-old's death by careless driving and causing death while driving without a valid licence and insurance.
Defence counsel Andrew Fryman said during the 10-minute plea and case management hearing at Leicester Crown Court: "The whole case is an utter tragedy."
Judge Michael Pert adjourned the proceedings for a three-day trial to commence on August 5.
The teenager was released on bail.