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Xana Doyle death: Driver admits causing fatal Newport crash

Xana Doyle
Image caption Xana Doyle died following a crash in Newport

A man has admitted causing the death of a teenager, after the stolen car he was driving crashed in Newport.

Sakhawat Ali, 23, of Newport, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

At the hearing in Cardiff Crown Court on Monday, Ali also pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicle taking.

Xana Doyle, 19, from Newport, died after the silver Toyota Avensis ended up on its roof on Usk Way in January.

Ali was remanded in custody to await sentence.

Another man, Shabaz Ali, also of Newport, pleaded guilty to one count of "aggravated allowing to be carried involving a fatal accident."

The 21-year-old was bailed to appear at another hearing in July.

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Image caption The Toyota Avensis ended up on its roof in Usk Way

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