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Man in court over Poppy Clarke's crash death in Sutton Coldfield

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Image caption The collision on Chester Road happened in June

A 72-year-old man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a three-year-old girl.

John Place, from Sutton Coldfield, is accused of hitting Poppy Clarke in his Volkswagen Passat as she and her mother crossed Chester Road in the town.

He is also charged with causing serious injury to her mother, Rachel Clarke in the collision in June.

Mr Place, of Bakers Lane, was bailed by magistrates in Birmingham to appear the city's crown court on 5 January.

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