Tyne & Wear

Daniel Brownlee admits crash death of Roy Toogood MBE

Roy Toogood
Image caption Mr Toogood received an MBE in 2000 for his work with Revenue and Customs

A driver from North Tyneside has admitted causing the death of a pedestrian who had been made an MBE.

Former HM Revenue and Customs manager Roy Toogood, 66, died after being struck by a car on Beach Road in North Shields on 18 February.

Daniel Brownlee, 18, of Preston Terrace, West Allotment, admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

His bailed was extended and he will be sentenced on 16 September at Newcastle Crown Court.

Mr Toogood, of Cullercoats, was honoured with an MBE in 2000 for his work at HM Revenue and Customs.

Mr Toogood was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary, but later died.

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