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Driver admits hit-and-run death

Troy Atkinson
Troy played rugby for Nailsea and Backwell

A man has pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of a 15-year-old boy in April.

Troy William Atkinson, from Hartcliffe, was walking along Penn Street near Cabot Circus on 28 April when he was struck by a car which had been stolen.

Mohammed Ahmed, 19, of Eastville, Bristol also pleaded guilty to failing to stop at the scene of an accident and taking a vehicle without consent.

He was bailed to reappear at Bristol Crown Court on 25 November.

Ahmed also pleaded guilty to driving without insurance.

Charles Row, defending, told Judge Jamie Tabor QC that Ahmed had dealt with the case with "maturity" and had been "wrestling with it for some time".

Judge Tabor adjourned the case to allow a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Ahmed, who had previously denied the charges, was given conditional bail after his mother put up £10,000 surety.

Troy played rugby for Nailsea and Backwell and attended Withywood School.



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