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Boy, 15, admits causing deaths of five people in car crash

The teenager, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to the five charges at Leeds Crown Court.

A 15-year-old boy has admitted causing the deaths of five people, including three children, by dangerous driving after a car ploughed into a tree.

The teenager, who cannot be named, pleaded guilty to the five charges at Leeds Crown Court after the crash in November, court officials confirmed.

Ellis Thornton-Kimmitt, 12, his brother, Elliott Thornton-Kimmitt, 14, Darnell Harte, 15, Robbie Meerun, 24, and Anthony Armour, also 24, all died after the crash involving a Renault Clio in Stonegate Road in Leeds.

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Police at the scene of the crash (Peter Byrne/PA)

At a previous hearing, the boy had wept in the dock as the details of the accident in the Meanwood area of the city were given to the court.

Police described the crash, which happened just before 10pm on Saturday November 25, as “catastrophic”.

At the time, officers told reporters that emergency services had been confronted by “a scene of total carnage” when they arrived.

A shrine of flowers, balloons, candles and messages quickly began to grow, with relatives of brothers Ellis and Elliott describing their loss as heartbreaking.

Appearing in court by video-link on Wednesday, the boy was told that reports would be prepared and he would be sentenced on January 26.

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