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Man appears in court over deaths of young sisters in crash

Matthew Cooper

Published 14/12/2015 | 11:56

The siblings, aged seven and six, died after being struck by a car.
The siblings, aged seven and six, died after being struck by a car.

An engineer has appeared in court charged with causing the deaths of two young sisters by dangerous driving.

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Michael Junior, 35, is also accused of three counts of causing serious injury by driving dangerously but did not indicate a plea during a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

Junior, of Copthall Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, was charged with the offences last week following an inquiry into the deaths of Lily and Shelly Wu.

The siblings, aged seven and six, died after being struck by a car in Grove Lane, Handsworth, on Sunday June 21.

Junior spoke only to confirm his address, date of birth and name during the 10-minute hearing and was granted unconditional bail to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on January 18.

The details of charges against the defendant allege that he caused the deaths of Lily and Shelly, and caused serious injury to their 39-year-old mother, Zhulan, and two other children, who cannot be identified because of their age.

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