Woman admits perverting course of justice over death of Bilal, 12

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A woman from Halifax has admitted perverting the course of justice over the death of a 12-year-old schoolboy.

Sara Hughes, 21, of Halifax, appeared in the dock at Bradford Crown Court this morning.

She pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice by falsely representing that a vehicle had been stolen prior to a collision with Bilal Khizar, 12, and that she was not present at the time of the collision.

Also in the dock was Zain Khan, 21, of Halifax, who faces charges of causing death by dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice, as well as other motoring offences.

Bilal Khizar, a pupil at Bradford Academy, was killed on Saturday October 6 when he was hit by a car on a crossing near Asda on Rooley Lane, Bradford.

Judge Peter Benson made an order perventing the publication of Khan and Hughes’ addresses because of the “strength of feeling” from the public with this case.

But police have previously confirmed the pair are from Halifax.

The defendants were remanded into custody and will be back before Bradford Crown Court on December 19 for a mention.

A provisional trial date for Khan has been fixed for February 4 next year.