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Leicester police pursuit crash: Man guilty of causing two deaths

Lorry in front of shop
Image caption Two people in the truck were treated for minor injuries and damage was caused to a shop in the crash

A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of two men in a crash during a pursuit by an unmarked police car.

Guy Tomlinson, 37, of Norfolk Walk, Leicester, was driving a Peugeot 206 when it collided with a tipper truck in Leicester on 9 March.

David Anger and Christopher Needham, who were both passengers in the car, died at the scene, on Fosse Road South.

At Leicester Crown Court Tomlinson admitted six driving offences. He will be sentenced in January.

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Image caption Two men died in the crash

He pleaded guilty to two charges of death by dangerous driving, two charges of causing death by driving while uninsured and two counts of causing death by driving while unlicensed.

Two people in the lorry suffered minor injuries during the crash and damage was caused to a shop on the corner of Upperton Road.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been investigating the crash.

Image caption The IPCC said an unmarked police car was following the Peugeot 206 before the crash

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