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Jail for learner driver who killed Thomas, 16

PUBLISHED: 14:02 04 March 2008 | UPDATED: 11:04 11 August 2010

Victim, Thomas Hutton.

Victim, Thomas Hutton.

A BOY racer who mowed down a teenage pedestrian during his first ever drive on a public road has been jailed for four years. Edmund Adade, 20, Crispe House, Dovehouse Mead, Barking, drove without a licence or insurance when he undertook a taxi and ploughe

A BOY racer who mowed down a teenage pedestrian during his first ever drive on a public road has been jailed for four years.

Edmund Adade, 20, Crispe House, Dovehouse Mead, Barking, drove without a licence or insurance when he undertook a taxi and ploughed into 16-year-old Thomas Hutton on a slip road off the A13 in Dagenham.

Snaresbrook Crown Court heard how Thomas, who was walking with his friend Lewis Trumpet on the footpath, died at the scene from multiple head injuries.

Adade's supporters wept with one family member collapsing to her knees, as the killer driver was sentenced to four years in a young offenders' institution.

But Thomas Hutton's tearful father David said outside court: "Maybe his parents will go through the things we have gone through in the last 18 months.

"Our boy was going to be 18 in June. Today it worked in our favour. Four years is not long, but it's something."

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