Duo plead guilty after deaths of young cousins
Monday 3rd April 2017 @ 14:43 by Adam Higgins

Two Hungarian men pleaded guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester today (Monday) to charges relating to the tragic deaths of two young cousins on New Year’s Eve.

The two girls, Helina Kotlarova, 12, and Zaneta Krokova, 11, were crossing Ashton Road in Oldham when they were hit by a Peugeot people carrier, driven by 38-year-old Gabor Hegedus.

He then drove away from the scene and tried to escape responsibility by reporting the car stolen to police.

Hegedus pleaded guilty to the charges of causing death by careless driving and also to perverting the course of justice by reporting the car as stolen to the police.

Another man, 18-year-old David Orsos, who was a passenger in the car, pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice relating to the false reporting of the car he was also travelling in at the time of the incident as stolen.

Both men, who have Oldham addresses, nodded their heads solemnly to accept the guilty charge through an interpreter before a court packed with the girls’ relatives who sat attentively and respectively throughout the short 20 minute hearing.

Judge John Potter told the two men that they had pleaded guilty, but he would adjourn sentence until the date of the trial of two other men charged with offences relating to the incident.

That trial date was set for June 26 this year.

The judge added: “The likely sentence in these procedures is likely custody.”