Milk float driver in court

Christopher Davidson who is accused of driving without  due care and attention after Zoya Hussain was killed when she was hit by a milk float in Halifax
Christopher Davidson who is accused of driving without due care and attention after Zoya Hussain was killed when she was hit by a milk float in Halifax

A teenager accused of causing the death of a 22-month-old girl by driving a milk float without due care and attention in Halifax has appeared before a judge at Bradford Crown Court.

Christopher Davidson, 19, of Valley Grove, Halifax, was charged with the offence following an incident on Vickerman Street in August 2011.

Toddler Zoya Hussain died following a collision involving the milk float.

Davidson appeared before Judge John Potter for a plea and case management hearing today (MON), but his barrister Gerald Hendron asked for the hearing to be adjourned until January.

Mr Hendron described it as a difficult case and said the defence were not yet in possession of an expert’s report.

A three-day trial has been fixed for March 11 and Judge Potter agreed to put back the plea and case management hearing until January 28.

Davidson had his unconditional bail extended until the next hearing.