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Hit and run driver pleads guilty

12 year old Bilal Khizar died after being knocked over in Bradford in October. Photo: ITV Calendar

A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a 12-year-old boy he mowed down in a tragic hit-and-run.

Bilal Khizar was knocked down and killed as he crossed Rooley Lane in Bradford on October 6, last year.

People lay flowers close to the scene in Rooley Lane, Bradford, where 12-year-old Bilal Raffey Khizar was killed in a hit-and-run Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

At Bradford Crown Court Zain Khan, 21, pleaded guilty to five counts including causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.

Khan, who wore a grey top and spoke quietly to answer his charges in court, also accepted driving the Seat dangerously between Rooley Lane in Bradford and the A58 Whitehall Road in Cleckheaton - where he again failed to stop after an accident.

He and his co-accused, 21-year-old Sara Hughes, both pleaded guilty to doing acts tending or intending to pervert the course of justice between October 5 and 9, as the two claimed the Seat that knocked down Bilal had been stolen and that they were not driving.

Khan denied a sixth count - driving while uninsured, an issue the prosecution will look into and could be raised at a later date, Judge Jonathan Durham-Hall said.