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Man pleads guilty to causing deaths of three teenagers by dangerous driving

News   •   Feb 26, 2018 15:31 GMT

[Jaynesh Chudasama]

A man has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of three teenagers by dangerous driving.

[A] Jaynesh Chudasama, 28 (26.05.1989) of Hayes appeared at the Old Bailey in custody on Monday, 26 February accused of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Chudasama entered a plea of guilty to all counts.

On the evening of Friday, 26 January, 17-year-old Harry Louis Rice, 16-year-old George Toby Wilkinson and 16-year-old Josh McGuiness, were walking along the pavement at Shepiston Lane at approximately 20:41hrs on their way to a birthday party.

An Audi A5 travelling eastwards then mounted the pavement at 71mph and collided with the group of boys causing severe injuries.

Despite the efforts of officers and London Ambulance Crew, all three boys sadly died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle attempted to flee on foot after the collision but was detained by members of the public.

On Sunday, 28 January, Jaynesh Chudasama was charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey for pre-trial plea hearing [PTPH].

He has been remanded in custody to appear at The Old Bailey on Friday, 9 March for sentencing.

Detective Sergeant Jane Shaw of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: "Three key decisions were made that night, the first by Chudasama, the driver, who decided to drive having consumed alcohol and then running from the scene, followed by the decisions of two young men who decided to stay at the devastating scene and detain him. These actions speak volumes as to the characters of the three.

"The parents of the boys whose lives were so tragically ended have, while dealing with overwhelming grief, made efforts to highlight the human cost of dangerous driving in the hope that other families can be spared the pain that they now face.

"In a matter of moments, three young lives were over. The loss is immeasurable"

++ On Sunday, 28 January a 34-year-old man [B] voluntarily attended a north London police station shortly after 1900hrs. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and taken into custody for questioning. He has now been released under investigation.