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Hit-and-run driver admits killing Mathew after he's caught on CCTV

PUBLISHED: 22:16 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:57 05 October 2010

Damaged van caught on CCTV and (inset) Mathew who died

Damaged van caught on CCTV and (inset) Mathew who died

A VAN driver has admitted in court the hit-and-run killing in East London of motor-scooter rider Mathew Hoxby (pictured). Traffic camera footage was used to track down the driver of the white van turning right from Kingsland High Street in Dalston after colliding with 34-year-old Mathew’s Vespa scooter and driving on

By Mike Brooke

A VAN driver has admitted in court the hit-and-run killing in East London of motor-scooter rider Mathew Hoxby.

Traffic camera footage was used to track down the driver of the white van turning right from Kingsland High Street into Balls Pond Road in Dalston (pictured) after colliding with 34-year-old Mathew’s Vespa scooter and driving on.

Grocer Ahmet Yuksel pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown court yesterday (Tuesday) to causing death by dangerous driving on September 8 and perverting the course of justice.

The 23-year-old from Nightingale Road in Clapton has been remanded in custody for sentencing on February 10.

His van was filmed immediately after colliding with Mathew’s scooter, with its front clearly damaged.

Mathew was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, but later died from head and leg injuries.

The van stopped briefly, shortly after the collision, then drove off with a couple in it, said police.

A witness spoke briefly with the driver further down the road, but the driver continued, having failed to stop at the scene of a serious accident that later proved fatal.

Two people were later arrested including Yuksel who was charged. A 23-year-old woman arrested with him on suspicion of perverting justice was later released.


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