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Joshua Dobby Admits Killing Child Actor Makayah McDermott And Rosie Cooper In Penge Crash

Joshua Dobby will stand trial for manslaughter

30/09/2016 14:13 | Updated 30 September 2016

A millionaire’s son has admitted causing death by dangerous driving after mowing down a 10-year-old boy and his aunt.

Joshua Dobby, 23, was fleeing from police when he mounted the pavement in a black Ford Focus and struck child actor Makayah McDermott and Rozanne Cooper, 34, in Penge in August.

Makayah’s twin sisters, Niyah and Yahla, 13, both child models, and Cooper’s daughter, 11, were also injured in the incident and taken to hospital with multiple injuries.

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Joshua Dobby has admitted causing death by dangerous driving

At the Old Bailey on Friday, Dobby pleaded not guilty to two counts of manslaughter but admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

He also pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving over injuries to Yahla.

Defending, Robin Ghosh said: “He wishes it to be noted that he fully acknowledges the utterly incomprehensible pain and suffering caused to the families involved.”

10-year-old Makayah McDermott died in the crash
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Rozanne Cooper, Makayah McDermott’s aunt, also died

Dobby, of no fixed abode, will stand trial for manslaughter and will next appear at the Old Bailey in February for a pre-trial hearing.

Following his arrest it has emerged his father Mark lives in a £2.7m house in Kent and runs a pet food wholesale company as well as an investments company and a property lettings agency, the Evening Standard reports.

The scene of the crash 
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