A Bradford taxi driver who ran over Malakye Hall, who had been left home alone has pleaded guilty to causing his death by dangerous driving.
Malakye, 7, managed to get out of his locked house in Lindley Road in August 2020 while his mum Wendy was visiting her partner. At around 10pm that night, he was hit by the taxi being driven by Mohsin Hussain on Manchester Road.
Hussain, 32, of Carlisle Terrace, appeared at Bradford Crown Court on Monday
Malakye’s mum Wendy was jailed in August 2021 for three years for leaving Malakye home alone with no electricity or gas on the night of his death. YorkshireLive reported at the time that Hall had left her mobile phone with Malakye for him to play on while she was away, but it appeared that he got out of the house shortly after she left.
When a police officer came across the scene of the fatal collision, the damaged phone was found in the boy’s possession and inquiries led them to the house which was in darkness with the door open.