Bradford Man Admits Killing Boy

8 January 2013, 18:28 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A 21 year old Bradford man has admitted causing the death of a young boy killed in a hit-and-run after a car sped away from police.

12 year old Bilal Khizar was killed when he was hit by a red Seat Ibiza on a road crossing in Bradford in October as he crossed with his scooter.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Zain Khan has now admitted causing death by dangerous driving at a hearing at Bradford Crown Court. He also pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and a further count of dangerous driving.

A second defendant, 21 year old Sara Hughes, admitted perverting the course of justice at a previous hearing, after the pair falsely claim they weren’t in the car at the time and that it had been stolen.

 After the incident on October 6 police described how a marked patrol car pulled the car over in a lay-by in Rooley Lane but, as officers got out to approach the vehicle, it made off at speed.

The car did not stop but continued to the Chain Bar roundabout on the M606 where it hit two other vehicles.

After Bilal's death a teacher at his school, Bradford Academy, described him as “a superb kid; an absolute dream to teach''.

The youngster loved cricket and football, the school said.

Khan and Hughes, both from Halifax, West Yorkshire, will be sentenced at Bradford Crown Court on February 7.

Both are in custody.