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Son's death 'devastates' parents
Scott Poll
Scott's parents said the response to his death was overwhelming
The parents of a West Midlands teenager who was knocked down and dragged for almost a mile by a vehicle have spoken of their devastation at his death.

Scott Poll, 17, of Wednesbury, died after he tried to flag down a taxi in West Bromwich following a night out.

His parents, Arthur and Sharon Poll, said they had been overwhelmed by the support they have received since.

A one-minute silence was held last Saturday at West Bromwich Albion's ground where Scott had worked.

In a statement Mr and Mrs Poll said: "The loss of Scott has left our family devastated but we are proud of how our other children are coping at this desolate time and the bravery that they have shown.

'Man remanded'

"We have been overwhelmed by the response and support of family, friends, neighbours and people we have never met in paying their respects to Scott. We thank them all for the flowers, cards and kind wishes."

Mr and Mrs Poll said they attended the weekend's football game at The Hawthorns at the request of Scott's colleagues at the stadium.

"We wish to thank everyone in the crowd for the respect shown during the minute's silence and thanks to all staff at the Baggies for making the day so special. It is something Scott would have been so proud of," they said.

A black cab driver appeared in court last week charged with the manslaughter of Scott.

Father-of-six Ghulan Hussain, 44, of West Bromwich, was remanded in custody until a hearing at Birmingham Crown Court on May 26.

The accident happened in the early hours of 26 February as Scott walked home from the pub in Hollyhedge Road.

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