Halifax man pleads guilty to causing death of Bradford schoolboy Bilal Khizar

Bilal Khizar
Bilal Khizar

A Halifax man has pleaded guilty to causing the death of a 12-year-old boy in a tragic hit-and-run.

Zain Khan, 21, was behind the wheel of the Seat car that knocked down and killed schoolboy Bilal Raffey Khizar on a pedestrian crossing in Rooley Lane, Bradford, on October 6 last year.

Khan pleaded guilty at Bradford Crown Court to five counts including causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.

He also accepted driving the car dangerously between Rooley Lane in Bradford and the A58 Whitehall Road in Cleckheaton – where he again failed to stop after an accident

Khan and his co-accused, Sara Marie Hughes, 21, also from Halifax, both pleaded guilty to doing acts tending or intending to pervert the course of justice between October 5 and 9, 2011.

They had originally claimed the Seat that knocked down Bilal had been stolen

Hughes was told she will receive credit for pleading guilty at an earlier hearing

Both Khan and Hughes were remanded in custody until their sentencing on Thursday, February 7.