Boy is charged over car death of girl, 13

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A 17-year-old boy was remanded in custody 'for his own safety' by Walsall magistrates yesterday, charged with the manslaughter of Donna Cooper, 13, who died when she was struck by a stolen car near her home in Rushall, West Midlands, on Wednesday. He was also charged with the theft of a motor vehicle, having no insurance, aggravated vehicle theft and failing to stop after a road accident.

Two boys aged 13 and 14, a 15-year-old girl and a 26-year-old man, each charged with aggravated vehicle theft, were remanded in custody until 13 January. A 12-year-old boy charged with aggravated vehicle theft was allowed bail. He will appear with the other five.

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