Careless driving kills neighbour

A 41-year-old man from Londonderry has pleaded guilty to killing his 65-year-old neighbour through careless driving.

Lawrence Conaghan, from Lisfannon Park, admitted striking Sarah Duffy seconds after she stepped on to a pedestrian crossing.

The incident happened at Lecky Road in the Bogside area of the city last March.

The court was told that Mrs Duffy had her umbrella up when she was struck.

The judge described it as a 'tragic case'. The defendant was released on continuing bail for sentencing next week.