Man in court charged over Violet-Grace Youens’ death

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A man will appear in court today charged with causing the death of four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens.

Aidan McAteer, 23, from Prescot, will appear at Liverpool Crown Court charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He is also accused of causing a serious injury to her grandmother, Angela French, by dangerous driving, and the theft of a vehicle.

McAteer will appear alongside Dean Brennan, who is charged with assisting an offender, theft of a motor vehicle and the aggravating offence of allowing himself to be carried in a stolen vehicle.

Violet-Grace died in hospital on Saturday, March 25, a day after she was hit by a suspected stolen vehicle as she crossed Prescot Road with her grandmother, Ms French.