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Man admits double death crash

PUBLISHED: 13:45 09 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:17 23 August 2010

A MAN pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of two pedestrians through dangerous driving. Stefan Stanko, of West Street, Gravesend, has admitted causing the death of Denise Head and Brian Moon on September 27 near Ashford. The 24-year-old Slovakian, who

A MAN pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of two pedestrians through dangerous driving.

Stefan Stanko, of West Street, Gravesend, has admitted causing the death of Denise Head and Brian Moon on September 27 near Ashford.

The 24-year-old Slovakian, who appeared in Maidstone Magistrates Court on Wednesday December 9 to enter his plea, also pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to stop after an accident.

Stanko pleaded not guilty to a third charge of dangerous driving and it was left on the court file.

Judge Jeremy Gold advised him that a pre-sentence report would be arranged to explain to him the severity of the charges, but that he should expect to receive a long prison sentence.

He said: "You should understand that a custodial sentence is inevitable and this pre-sentence report is designed to assist the judge as the appropriate length of the sentence."

Mrs Head, of Little Knoll, South Ashford, and Mr Moon, of Farrow Court, Stanhope, were struck by Stanko's Nissan Primera in Beaver Road, Ashford.

They were in a group of family and friends walking home just after midnight after an evening at Ashford International Sports and Social Club.

No date has been set for the pre-sentence report, but it will be organised at the first available time after January 13.

Stanko is to remain in police custody until that time.


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