Woman admits to causing boy's death by dangerous driving

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A mother-of-two today admitted to causing the death of an young boy by dangerous driving.

Hannah Saaf, 27, of St Michael's Hill, Bristol, pleaded guilty to killing 11-year-old Sam Riddall at Bristol Crown Court.

Saaf knocked down and killed Sam in Eastfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, on May 1, while driving a white Ford Focus estate.

Saaf, dressed in a grey pinstripe suit, purple jumper and black headband, appeared calm as she entered her plea.

The Recorder of Bristol, Judge Tom Crowther QC, adjourned sentencing to November 27 for psychiatric reports to be prepared.

Defending counsel Ian Kelcey said Saaf "was undergoing inpatient treatment at a mental health establishment".

Judge Crowther told the court a hospital disposal order could be considered.