Mid Wales

Driver Alan Evans admits causing death of son Bailey in collision near Welshpool

Scene of crash near Welshpool
Image caption The collision happened on the A483 near Welshpool

A father has pleaded guilty to causing a crash in which his five-year-old son was killed.

Bailey Alan Evans was a front seat passenger in the Citroen Saxo when it was involved in a collision on the A483 near Welshpool, Powys, in May 2011.

Appearing at Mold Crown Court, the boy's father, Alan Lloyd Paul Evans, pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving.

Evans, 34, from Wrexham, will be sentenced next month.

The fatal collision took place on a stretch of the Welshpool to Oswestry road at Moors Straight, involving Evans's car and a Nissan Qashqai.

The boy suffered severe injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An inquest on Bailey, who was from Llanwnog, near Caersws, was later opened and adjourned while the criminal investigation continued.

Defending barrister David Potter asked for a pre-sentence report as well as a psychiatric report "in view of the devastating effect this case has had upon the defendant."

He said that it was clearly a sentence that would take a little time and added that it would be a difficult sentencing case.

Judge Philip Richards imposed an interim driving ban on Evans and granted bail while pre-sentence reports are carried out.

He told the defendant: "It is obviously a tragic situation but it is also a serious situation.

"All sentencing options will obviously be considered."

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