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Aadil Ashgar guilty of causing death by dangerous driving

A man has been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving after a 12-year-old boy was killed on a pedestrian crossing in Reading.

Aadil Ashgar, 25, from Rosedale Crescent, Earley, was found guilty by a unanimous verdict following a seven-day trial at Reading Crown Court.

He was driving a white Audi A1 when he struck the boy on the A329 Kings Road in Reading on 21 February 2012.

Ashgar was released on bail and will be sentenced on 11 April.

The court heard he was breaking the 30mph speed limit at the time of the collision.

It took the jury less than two hours to reach its verdict.

Investigating officer PC Jim Lovell, of Thames Valley Police, said: "I would like to thank all the witnesses involved in this extremely sad case.

"Most of all, our thoughts are with the family of this young boy who lost his life in the most tragic of circumstances."

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