15th Aug, 2020

Police officer to appear in court on death by dangerous driving charge on A449

Rob George 11th Jul, 2020 Updated: 11th Jul, 2020

A WEST Mercia Police officer is set to appear in court on Tuesday (July 14) charged with death by dangerous driving.

The charge is in relation to the death of a 53-year-old man from Worcestershire following a road traffic collision in May 2018.

The collision happened on the A449 from Worcester to Stourport-on-Severn, which goes through Hawford, Ombersley, Sytchampton and Dunhampton. It involved a police car, responding to an emergency call and a car driven by the 53-year-old man.

The driver of the car suffered multiple injuries and sadly passed away on June 11, 2018.

The incident was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which carried out an independent investigation into the matter.

The IOPC subsequently referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for a charging decision and PC Jamie Holloway was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He is set to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates Court next week.

West Mercia Police Assistant Chief Constable, Rachel Jones, said: “Our thoughts continue to remain with the family and friends of the man involved at what continues to be an extremely upsetting and difficult time.

“As court proceedings are now underway, it would be inappropriate for us to make any further comment regarding the circumstances.”

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Droitwich Standard newspaper.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Droitwich Standard.

Property Finder 24/7

Search for properties in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Printing

We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.