Baby-faced killer who mowed down boy, 13, in hit-&-run at three times speed limit caged as family slam 'shameless' yob

A BABY-faced killer who mowed down an "amazing" 13-year-old boy while driving a Jaguar at three times the speed limit was jailed today.

Liam Wilson, 21, was behind the wheel of the £250 car, bought just three days earlier, when he killed Jack Marcus Worwood as the victim walked along a pavement on July 7.

Following a sentencing hearing this afternoon, Jack's family told Wilson's supporters to 'rot in hell' during a confrontation outside the court.

It had earlier been heard that Wilson, who was returning from a trip to KFC, had been driving at around 58 miles per hour in a 20mph stretch of Old Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, a court heard today.

The silver X-Type vehicle, which "fishtailed" before smashing into cars and ramming into Jack on a blind bend, had no MOT and wasn't insured.

Jack, who was speaking to his grandmother on the phone as he went to play football with friends, was fatally injured.

Wilson has now been handed a four-year prison sentence by a judge at Bolton Crown Court after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

The court heard Andrew and Catherine Worwood, parents of the "amazing, clever and funny" youngster, went looking for him after he failed to come home.

They found paramedics battling to save his life on the street.

A day later he died in their arms in hospital after they were told the catastrophic head and chest injuries he suffered were not survivable.

Wilson, who has been in trouble with police since the age of 10, ran off after the crash, but was arrested the next day.

Judge Graeme Smith, sentencing the defendant today, said: "The main cause of this collision was your greatly excessive speed.

"You should never have been driving in the first place."

Outside court, Jack's relatives faced up to Wilson's supporters – and one woman shouted: "Four years is nothing – you've never shown any remorse, I hope you all rot in f****** hell."

Jack's grief-stricken parents had earlier read aloud victim impact statements in the courtroom.

The boy's dad recalled the moment he realised paramedics were trying desperately to save his son.

"I was told to expect the worst," he said.

"I felt numb, empty, physically sick."

He told the defendant: "I can never forgive you for this.

"We sat there with him until the end, the machine turned off and watched him finally slip away from us.

"You killed my son and I will never forgive you."

Jack's mother told the court: "I don't think I will ever heal from this.

"He killed my son and left him for dead."

In July, Jack's family paid an emotional tribute to a "sweet little rascal".

“You only had to meet Jack once, and you knew Jack," they said.

“He was a rascal, but a sweet little rascal – cheeky, loving and soft-hearted.

"You could never be mad at him for long, as he’d soon have you laughing and kissing him again. 

“He loved football, playing on his PlayStation and doing maths at school.

"He aspired to be an accountant and we knew he’d have done it – he was so bright. 


“He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

"He was such a character; so adorable."

As well as a prison sentence, Wilson was disqualified from driving for five years.

He must take an extended retest if he drives in the future.

Neil Ronan, mitigating, said the defendant has learning difficulties and suffered an "appalling" upbringing with a heroin-addicted mother who died last week.

"He is riven with guilt and remorse," the barrister said.

Sergeant Darren Hancock, senior investigating officer for Greater Manchester Police, said: "Wilson's dangerous driving has left a family devastated and our thoughts remain with them.

"While we welcome a custodial sentence, it is a timely reminder that driving in such a manner that Wilson did will not be tolerated.

"The law on the roads is imposed to prevent collisions like these."

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