Ex-Macc youth admits causing girl’s death
A FORMER Macclesfield Town FC youth player has admitted causing the death of a four-year-old girl in a hit-and-run.
Violet-Grace Youens was struck while walking in St Helens, Merseyside, on March 24.
Aidan McAteer, 23, who was once on the books for Macclesfield Town FC, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court via prison video link to causing her death by dangerous driving. He also admitted causing serious injury to VioletGrace’s grandmother Angela French by driving a Ford Fiesta dangerously.
Violet-Grace’s mother, Rebecca, wept in the public gallery as she sat hand-in-hand with husband Glenn.
McAteer will be sentenced at the same court on May 19.