A 16-YEAR-old boy has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, after a teenager from Malvern lost his life in a car crash.

Liam Ball, aged 17, from Malvern and who worked in Worcester, died in the crash in Weston Street, Walsall, on Thursday, August 2.

Mr Ball's family said: "This little man left us too soon and will leave a big hole in our family and hearts, God bless you Liam.”

The teenager was an apprentice barber at Camo Hair, in Reindeer Court, before leaving in June, with his former boss saying he will be “deeply missed”.

Camo hair owner Sam Meigh said: “Such a tragic loss. Liam was such a talented barber for his age. He always had a smile on his face and lived life to the fullest.

“He will be deeply missed by everyone involved with CAMO and we will never ever forget him.”

Mr Meigh and his staff are currently raising money for Liam’s funeral and are planning to install a memorial in the shop for him.

The 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also pleaded guilty to driving without a licence, having no insurance and failing to stop at the scene, at Wolverhampton Magistrates Court today.

He will be sentenced at Wolverhampton Crown Court on September 5.