The sentencing of a man for causing death by dangerous driving after knocking down a boy in Wakefield has been adjourned. 6 year old Owen Wightman was killed in Kettlethorpe after being hit by a car driven by 22-year-old Peter Renshaw.
The sentencing will take place on Thursday 6 June as Judge Geoffrey Marson QC is ill. Peter Renshaw has been bailed and warned that if he fails to turn up for the next appearance he will be sentenced in his absence and a warrant will be put out for his arrest.
The driver who killed a six year old boy when he was travelling at almost twice the speed limit has admitted** **leaving the scene of the fatal collision.
Peter Renshaw ran Owen Wightman over last year as he was crossing the road with a friend in Wakefield.
A motorist who caused the death of a six-year-old boy while driving at almost twice the speed limit has admitted he failed to stop at the scene in West Yorkshire.
Peter Renshaw, 22, had already admitted causing the death by dangerous driving of Owen Wightman, who was crossing a road near his home in Wakefield last June. More follows.
Peter Renshaw, who ran over and killed six year old Owen Wightman, has appeared in court today. He killed Owen when he was travelling at almost twice the speed limit through a residential area near Wakefield.