Leicester teenager accused of killing child, 8, in car crash

A 16-year-old has appeared at Leicester Crown Court accused of killing an eight-year-old boy in a car crash.

The teenager from Leicester pleaded not guilty to three charges against him including causing death by dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking.

Abhay Jadeja, aged eight from Leicester, died after the car he was in hit a telegraph pole.

The accused teenager has been released on bail until the start of trial on 5 August.

Abhay Jadeja had been a backseat passenger when the accident happened on Gipsy Lane in Leicester on 3 July.

He died of his injuries at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham the following day.

A second man, Ranvir Singh, aged 21, from Harrison Road, Leicester pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking.

He will be sentenced on conclusion of the trial.

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