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Boy, 15, pleads guilty after scooter death of Stroud Green teen

PUBLISHED: 06:21 16 March 2015 | UPDATED: 15:08 17 March 2015

Friends have paid tribute Joe Walker at the spot where he was killed

Friends have paid tribute Joe Walker at the spot where he was killed

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Islington youth third to admit role in crash that killed Joe Walker

A 15-year-old from Islington has pleaded guilty to charges connected with the death of a teenager in a scooter crash.

The boy admitted death by careless driving at Blackfriars Crown Court on Wednesday following a crash which killed Joe Walker, 17, in October.

He will be sentenced at the same court on April 24.

Earlier a 17-year-old, also from Islington, pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified in connection with the crash – he was sentenced to an 18-month rehabilitation order and disqualified from driving for 12 months at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on January 20.

Then on February 17 a 16-year-old admitted to the offence of allowing to be carried at Highbury Corner Youth Court.

He will be sentenced on March 20.

Joe, a promising footballer from Stroud Green, was riding a scooter along Seven Sisters Road, near Moreton Road, Tottenham, when the collision occurred. He died just two months before his friend Henry Hicks.

Rising Arsenal and England star Kaylen Hinds led tributes to Joe.

He said on Twitter: “RIP Joe Walker. We go way back from primary school days and playing with each other at Leyton Orient.”


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