Teen death driver detained

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

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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

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