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Driver admits causing death of popular rugby player Daniel Hickey

A motorist is facing jail after admitting causing the death of a rugby player in a fatal crash in Bristol.

22-year-old Tayo Jones was subject of a suspended sentence for supplying cannabis when he knocked down and killed Dan Hickey in the Clifton area of the city last August.

Daniel Hickey attended the Bristol Cathedral Choir School, and later played rugby for the Bristol Saracens Credit: Family

Daniel, who played for Bristol Saracens, was found dead outside the Richmond pub in Gordon Road last August by a member of the public.

Daniel died from 'multiple injuries consistent with being involved in a road traffic collision'. Credit: ITV News

Tayo Jones pleaded guilty to a charge of causing death by dangerous driving. He had earlier admitted a charge of driving without a licence or insurance.

He fully accepts that a custodial sentence is inevitable in this case,

His plea is a courageous one. It has saved a great deal of misery and distress for others.

– Robert Duval, defending

Judge Euan Ambrose remanded Mr Jones into custody, he will be sentenced at a later date.