Parson Drove driver Michael Moore admits dangerous driving over crash in Wisbech in which pedestrian Jamie Butcher died

The driver of a car which killed a pedestrian in Wisbech last year has changed his plea to guilty on the eve of his trial.

Michael Moore, 39, of Murrow Lane, Parson Drove, was due to face a jury next Monday at Cambridge Crown Court, charged with dangerous driving on 20 February last year in Churchill Road. Pedestrian Jamie Butcher, 22, died in the collision.

But at the court today Moore changed his plea to guilty. Now he must wait to hear his fate. Sentencing was adjourned until later this month for reports to be provided to the court.

Judge Jonathan Haworth released Moore on bail but told him: 'This offence ordinarily carries a sentence of imprisonment and the fact you have bail doesn't indicate the sentence you will receive at the end of the day.'

The day before he died Jamie Butcher had been accepted by Manchester University to study for a post graduate degree in human rights.


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He was a former pupil of Neale Wade Community College, March, who later went to De Montford University in Leicester and got a degree in psychology.

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