Second Islington youth pleads guilty to charges relating to death of Stroud Green teenager in scooter crash

Friends have paid tribute Joe Walker at the place where he died

Friends have paid tribute Joe Walker at the place where he died - Credit: Archant

A second youth from Islington has pleaded guilty to charges connected with the death of a teenager in a scooter crash.

The 16-year-old appeared at Highbury Corner Youth Court on yesterday and admitted to the offence of allowing to be carried, following a collision which killed Joe Walker, 17, in October. He will be sentenced at the same court on March 20.

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.

Meanwhile another Islington boy, 15, is on bail awaiting an appearance at Blackfriars Crown Court tomorrow (Thursday) charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failure to stop, causing death whilst uninsured and causing death whilst uninsured.

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, whose funeral took place last week

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter