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Cowley crash: Man disqualified after boy, 5, hit by car

A man who left a five-year-old boy in a life-threatening condition when he was struck by his car has been disqualified from driving for a year.

Liam Moyo was hit by the car which then failed to stop on the Cowley High Road, west London, on 5 January.

Lauris Freimanis, 25, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to driving without a licence and insurance and for failing to stop at the accident scene.

He was sentenced at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court.

Suspended sentence

On 16 January, police confirmed the boy had regained consciousness and was in a stable condition.

For failing to stop, Freimanis received a 18-week jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, and a three-month curfew.

He was also ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work.

Freimanis was fined £100 for driving without insurance and £30 for driving without a licence.

Charges for failing to report an accident were dropped.

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