A man has admitted causing the death of a Great Harwood man by dangerous driving.

Andrew Blackburn, 26, appeared at Burnley Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on Wednesday, May 22.

Blackburn, of Glen Road, Manchester, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and aggravated vehicle taking.

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He pleaded not guilty to three other offences which will be dealt with at the sentence hearing on August 16.

Blackburn’s actions behind the wheel of a grey BMW caused the death of Thomas Culshaw when he crashed into a tree in Royds Avenue, Accrington, on December 10, 2022.

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Thomas, who was 28 at the time, was pronounced dead a short time after the incident, and was described by his family as “a loving father, son, brother, uncle and friend to so many.”

A fundraising page was set up at the time to help financially support Thomas’ daughter when she is older, raising more than £18,000.

Blackburn will be sentenced later this summer.