Teen pleads guilty over Royston death crash

PUBLISHED: 16:20 18 January 2012 | UPDATED: 16:33 18 January 2012

Marcus Gibson will be sentenced next month

Marcus Gibson will be sentenced next month

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A TEENAGER has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving after a Royston crash which a 16-year-old passenger died.

Marcus Gibson entered the plea at Cambridge Crown Court on Monday.

The 18-year-old admitted causing the death of James Clennell, of Benington, after the accident in Melbourn Street, last June.

Fire crews and ambulances attended the scene, but James was pronounced dead at Lister Hospital, Stevenage.

Death by dangerous driving carries a maximum sentence of 14 years.

Gibson, of Monks Walk, Buntingford, will be sentenced on February 24.

He is also due to be sentenced on other unrelated offences.

n An Independent Police Complaints Commission inquiry into the accident has been completed but will not be made public until after an inquest.

A spokesman said: “We have concluded our investigation into the road traffic incident in which sadly James Clennell died.

“An investigation report is being finalised which will be shared with the coroner, the force and the family.

“We will not be in a position to issue any findings publicly until the conclusion of a future inquest.”

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