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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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Pedestrian killed in Stokesley collision

A pedestrian has been killed after a collision with a car in the small North Yorkshire town of Stokesley. It happened just after twelve o'clock yesterday afternoon when a silver Range Rover hit the pedestrian and a wall of a building on the town's North Road.

Police say the occupants of the Range Rover were seen running from the vehicle following the crash. One was arrested nearby and a search is now ongoing to locate the others.

Officers are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or may know who the vehicle's occupants are to come forward.

'It’s vital that we find who is responsible for this tragedy and establish the exact circumstances which led to it.

“I’m therefore appealing to anyone who has any information, including anyone who may be shielding occupants of the Range Rover, to do the right thing and report what they know to the police.'

– Detective Superintendent Steve Smith, North Yorkshire Police

A fifteen year old boy remains in police custody.

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