Pair Remanded Over Crash Death In Leeds

Two people have been remanded in custody charged with causing the death of a nine-year-old girl by dangerous driving.

Shamirah Grant died after being struck by a vehicle near a communal area close to Leopold Grove in the Chapeltown area of Leeds.

Officers were called to the scene of the accident at around 8.25pm on Tuesday following reports that three young female pedestrians had been injured after being struck by a green Vauxhall Astra.

Beatrice Mwamba, 34, has appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court alongside her partner Brice Nguetcuessi, 34, both charged with causing death by dangerous driving and aiding and abetting death by dangerous driving.

The couple were remanded in custody.

Shamirah was taken to Leeds General Infirmary but died of her injuries shortly after arrival.

A 13-year-old female was also taken to hospital with serious injuries and has since undergone surgery to her leg and is continuing to recover, while an 11-year-old was also treated for leg injuries following the incident.

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone who witnessed the green Vauxhall Astra being driven in the area near to Leopold Grove or the collision itself to come forward.

The parents of the youngster have described their daughter as "the life and soul of the family".


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