Driver guilty over dog walker’s death

A MOTORIST who fatally injured a 75-year-old Brighouse man while he was out walking his dogs last summer will be sentenced by a judge next month.

Eleazer Lawrence, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday to causing the death of John Godfrey Holmes by careless driving when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court.

Mr Holmes, who was married, was hit by Lawrence’s car near the junction of Bradford Road and Russell Way, Brighouse, last July.

Lawrence, of Maypole Close, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield, was granted bail until his sentence hearing which has been listed to take place at Bradford Crown Court on May 23.