Killer Driver Jailed Man sentenced to over 6 years for causing death of Droylsden Academy pupil
Wednesday 20th February 2019 @ 14:56 by Lauren Entwistle

The parents of Taylor Schofield have issued a touching tribute to their late son saying that he will “always be in our hearts” and their “life will never be the same without him”.

Michael Robinson, 31, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at Manchester Crown Court and was sentenced to 6 years and 8 months today (Wednesday 20 February 2019.)

Taylor Schofield, 11, a Year 7 pupil at Droylsden Academy was tragically killed on 12 January earlier this year.

The schoolboy died after he was knocked off his bike by Robinson, who was driving his Volkswagen Golf car on Albert Street, near to the Townley Pub in Beswick.

He would have turned 12 yesterday.

Following the sentencing, his family paid tribute to their son:

His mum said: “My son Taylor will be so sadly missed by us all – Mum, Matthew, Sophie, Dean, John, friends and family. We will never forget you – you are always in our hearts.”

His dad added: “Taylor – you are my world. We were going on holiday this year and that was tragically taken away from us. You loved your football and those are memories I will hold dearly. My boy – my life will never be the same without you. All I feel is pure devastation and I will feel that every day. Love Dad.”