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WATCH: Man, 90, in court charged with death by dangerous driving

A judge has been urged not to jail a 90-year-old driver who accidentally reversed into and killed a couple after pressing the accelerator instead of the brake.

Philip Bull admitted causing death by dangerous driving, after crashing into Clare Haslam and Deborah Clifton outside a hospital in Manchester. Our correspondent Amy Welch is at court. Amy the families of the two women were there to see him in the dock:


90-year-old man charged with death by dangerous driving

A man has been charged after two woman died following a collision outside Withington Community Hospital.

Philip Bull, 90, of Button Lane, Manchester has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

He has been bailed to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on 31 August 2017.

Shortly after 2.05pm on Tuesday, March 7, officers were called to reports of a serious collision between Ford Focus car and a number of pedestrians in a car park at Withington Community Hospital.

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Claire Haslam, 44 and Deborah Clifton, 49, both of Thorneycroft Avenue in Chorlton were taken to hospital, but both sadly died shortly after.


Four children in stable condition after fire in Withington

It's believed the fire started in the living room at the back of the house Credit: MEN syndication

Four children who escaped a fire in Greater Manchester in which their parents are thought to have died are now in a stable condition in hospital.

The fire broke out at the house in Withington in the early hours of Friday morning. The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside. They've still not been formally identified.

The children, who are aged between 10 and 17, escaped by jumping from a window. An investigation into what started the fire is continuing.

Police confirm two people were killed in Manchester fire

The blaze killed two people, and put five in hospital Credit: MEN Syndication

Two people have died, and five others are in hospital, after a house fire in Manchester.

Police have confirmed that a man and a woman lost their lives at the scene of the blaze, in Withington, in the early hours of this morning.

Four children, aged between 10 and 17, are being treated in hospital. Another man, whose age has not been made public, is in a serious condition.

My thoughts are with the family of the man and woman after such a tragic incident and we have specially-trained officers supporting the family at this time.

We are continuing to work closely with GMFRS to establish exactly how this fire started and I urge anyone who may have witnessed the fire, or anyone in the area in the hours before the fire.

If you have any information at all contact police as soon as possible so we can piece together what happened.

– Detective Inspector Tony Lea, Greater Manchester Police
Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire Credit: MEN Syndication
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