A West Bromwich man has denied causing the death of a teenage pedestrian when a car crashed into a shop.

Mahamed Nabaz Salam, 28, of Kenrick House, Green Street, pleaded not guilty to causing the death of Joshua McAuley by dangerous driving and will now face trial next year.

Salam spoke only to enter his plea during an appearance at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Judge Nicholas Webb granted Salam conditional bail until his trial, which is expected to begin on April 11.

Joshua, of Church Road, Smethwick, suffered severe leg injuries in the incident in nearby Cape Hill on May 15 this year.

The 15-year-old Jehovah's Witness was taken to Birmingham's Selly Oak Hospital and is believed to have required a blood transfusion, which was declined for religious reasons.