5:27 pm, Fri 17 May 2013 Teen death driver detained
Family pay tribute to "shy, kind, caring and intelligent" man killed in Stokesley crash
Douglas Scott Robertson died in January of this year
Credit: Family photo
The family of a man killed when he was knocked down by a teenager in a stolen Range Rover have paid tribute to a "fantastic son" and "best friend."
27-year-old Douglas Scott Robertson died after he was dragged more than 100 yards under the car when the driver lost control in the snow in January.
His mother, Jean North, released the following statement:
"Douglas was a shy, kind, caring and intelligent person. He was a fantastic son who helped me both practically and emotionally, and a best friend to his sister Tracey.
"He had worked himself out, found his niche in life, and knew just what he wanted to achieve. It is impossible to find the words to describe just how much he meant to us.
"To have him taken from us leaves a gaping hole in our lives that no sentence can overcome."
5:20 pm, Fri 17 May 2013 Teen death driver detained
Middlesbrough teen convicted of death by dangerous driving
A 15-year-old who knocked down and killed a man while speeding in a stolen Range Rover has been detained for five years.
Charlie Tyers has been detained for five years
Credit: North Yorkshire Police
Charlie Tyers wept in the dock at Teesside Crown Court today when CCTV was shown of the moments leading up to the collision that killed Douglas Robertson in Stokesley in January this year.
Sam Halon, from Wingate, who was a passenger in the car when it crashed, was given a 12-month community order for aggravated vehicle taking.
3:27 pm, Fri 17 May 2013 Teen death driver detained
Teen named after death by dangerous driving conviction
A 15-year-old from Middlesbrough who knocked down and killed a man while driving a stolen Range Rover at 70mph in a 30mph zone, and then ran off from police, has been named.
Charlie Tyers has been detained for five years after he was found guilty of death by dangerous driving.
The teenager lost control of the stolen car in snow, crashing into Douglas Scott Robertson and dragging him more than 100 yards under the car. The 27-year-old died at the scene.
A judge lifted a ban on naming the teen after he ruled it was in the public interest to know the full details.
Tyers, of High Lane, Maltby, Middlesbrough, sobbed uncontrollably when CCTV of the moments leading up to the collision and the loud bang that followed were shown.
Mr Robertson was walking to his local club in Stokesley's High Street on a snowy Saturday afternoon in January when he was mown down.
2:26 pm, Fri 17 May 2013 Teen death driver detained
Teenager jailed for death by dangerous driving
A 15-year-old who knocked down and killed a man while driving a stolen Range Rover at 40mph over the speed limit, and who then ran away from police, has been detained for five years.
The court heard that the car smashed into a lamppost so hard the top section of the light ended in a tree 50ft away.
27-year-old Douglas Scott Robertson was dragged more than 100 yards under the vehicle after the driver lost control in snow.
He had been walking to his local club in Stokesley on the afternoon of the incident.
Police were looking for the car, which had been taken from a house party in the Stockton area that morning, after they received reports about it being driven badly.
The teenager fled from police after he had been spotted and asked for a help at a nearby house, saying men were chasing him.
"At the time the vehicle collided with the deceased he was walking along a footpath carrying an umbrella, minding his own business, making his way towards a social club.
"He was dragged 340ft over some waste ground until the vehicle went through a small wall and tree and hit the side of the working men's club."
– David Bradshaw, prosecuting
6:30 pm, Tue 23 Apr 2013 Teen admits hit-and-run death
Full Report: Teen admits death by dangerous driving
A schoolboy has admitted killing a man in a hit and run accident in North Yorkshire. Douglas Scott Robertson died following the crash in Stokesley in January.
A 15-year-old boy appeared at Teesside Crown Court along with a 23-year-old man who was also charged in relation to the tragedy.
You can watch the full report from Rachel Bullock below.
1:00 pm, Tue 23 Apr 2013 Teen admits hit-and-run death
Teenager admits death by dangerous driving
A teenager has admitted killing a man in a hit-and-run earlier this year at Stokesley in North Yorkshire.
Douglas Robertson died after being hit by a stolen Range Rover on January 19.
A 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving at Teesside Crown Court.
A second person, 23-year-old Sam Hanlon from Wingate in County Durham, admitted taking a vehicle without the owner's consent.
The pair will be sentenced in May.
5:32 pm, Tue 22 Jan 2013 Pedestrian dies in North Yorks car crash
Man arrested after North Yorkshire fatal crash
Police say that a 23-year-old man from the Durham area was arrested last night in connection with the fatal pedestrian collision in Stokesley and remains in police custody.
2:10 pm, Tue 22 Jan 2013 Pedestrian dies in North Yorks car crash
North Yorkshire Police referred to Police watchdog
North Yorkshire police have referred themselves to the Independent Police Complaints Commission over the circumstances leading up to a fatal car crash.
Douglas Scott died in the accident which happened in Stokesley on Saturday, where a crash involved a Range Rover.
Police say that a similar vehicle had been involved in two incidents reported to them earlier that day.
As a result, the force has referred itself to the police watchdog.
Two teenagers are facing charges in connection with the collision.
5:30 pm, Mon 21 Jan 2013 Pedestrian dies in North Yorks car crash
Police name man killed in Stokesley car crash
Douglas Robertson died on Saturday afternoon
Credit: North Yorkshire Police
Police have named the 27-year-old man who was killed after he was struck by a car in North Yorkshire.
Douglas Robertson was hit by a silver Range Rover as he walked on North Road in Stokesley on Saturday afternoon.
Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident and are in police custody.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to come forward.
3:19 pm, Sun 20 Jan 2013 Pedestrian dies in North Yorks car crash
Police appeal after 27-year-old dies in car collision
Police are appealing for help after a 27-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a silver Range Rover in Stokesley in North Yorkshire. The man, who was from Stokesley, died yesterday afternoon following the crash on the town's North Road.
A fifteen year old boy was arrested close to the scene and police are now appealing for help to find the occupants of the Range Rover. The vehicle was seized by officers at the scene and is now being forensically tested.
'I am appealing to anyone who saw a silver Range Rover with a personalised number plate driving through the town on Saturday morning in the hours and minutes leading up to the crash. And, to anyone who saw the occupants run from the vehicle after it crashed.
Despite the snow, many people were out and about in Stokesley on Saturday morning and may have seen the Range Rover driving around town. I urge these people to come forward and talk to the police.
This is a tragic incident which has left the victim’s family utterly devastated'
– Detective Superintendent Steve Smith, North Yorkshire Police
The family of the 27 year old victim are being comforted by police liaison officers.
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