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Staffordshire driver's guilty plea over girl's death

Jessica Harrison
Teenager Jessica Harrison suffered head injuries

A man from the Staffordshire Moorlands has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving of a teenager.

Jessica Harrison, 17, from Tean, died on 17 January from head injuries after being hit by a car as she was walking in Mill Road, Cheadle, Staffordshire.

The car was driven by 24-year-old Barry Hardy, from Leek, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court heard on Wednesday.

The prosecution has six days to decide whether to accept his guilty pleas, which include failing to stop.

Barry Hardy was also charged with driving a vehicle without insurance and driving otherwise in accordance with his licence and has pleaded guilty to all counts.

Sentencing has been postponed until after the Crown Prosecution Service makes a decision on the pleas entered.

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