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Teenager pleads guilty after five die in Leeds crash

Five people were killed in the crash Credit: Family photos

A 15 year old boy has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of five people by dangerous driving in a car crash in Leeds.

The five died when a stolen car hit a tree on Stonegate Road in Leeds on November 25th.

David Holderness from the Crown Prosecution Service said he had driven in a 'supremely dangerous way':

“This was a truly shocking crime in which five young people lost their lives.

The defendant acted in a supremely dangerous way, driving erratically and at great speed in a residential area. Tragically his victims paid the price of the driver’s utter irresponsibility with their lives. Our thoughts remain with their families and friends, and I hope the driver’s admission of guilt today is of some comfort to them in their grief.”

– David Holderness, CPS

The boy appeared via video link before a judge at Leeds Crown Court today.

He’s due to be sentenced on January 26th.