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10/12/2018 11:44 GMT | Updated 10/12/2018 15:02 GMT

Sheffield Crash: Teen Admits Causing Four Deaths By Dangerous Driving

A 16-month-old boy was among those killed.

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Flowers at the scene of the crash last month 

An 18-year-old has as admitted causing the deaths by dangerous driving of four people, including a 16-month-old boy.

Elliott Bower was driving a VW Golf which crashed into a people carrier as it was being pursued by police in Sheffield last month.

Adnan Ashraf Jarral, 35, died along with his son Muhammed Usman Bin Adnan and a married couple – Vlasta Dunova, 41, and Miroslav Duna, 50.

Bower pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving, and three counts of causing serious injury, at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday.

He appeared alongside his brother Declan Bower, 23, who admitted one charge of aggravated vehicle taking and another of possession of a lock-knife, and a 17-year-old boy, who pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking and possession of cannabis.

Remanding the trio in custody, Judge Jeremy Richardson QC, said this is “an exceptionally serious case of its kind” 

“It demands punishment,” he told them. “Make no mistake, you will be punished.”

It was confirmed that the VW Golf driven by Bower was being pursued by officers at the time of the collision.

Witnesses said a number of police vehicles arrived at the wreckage almost immediately after the crash.

The Bower brothers, of Harborough Avenue, Sheffield, were on the run from police, as they were wanted in connection with a number of offences.

Two weeks before the crash, South Yorkshire Police had launched a media appeal to ask for the public’s help to find them and the brothers responded by posting a picture of themselves on Facebook, taunting officers.

The Bower brothers stood in the dock in a packed court each handcuffed to a security guard. The 17-year-old, who cannot be named, stood using crutches.

All three defendants will be sentenced on January 28.