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West Mercia Police constable charged with causing death by dangerous driving

By Jordan Reynolds | Kidderminster | Crime | Published:

A West Mercia Police constable has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving two years after he was involved in a crash while responding to an emergency call.

Pc Jamie Holloway, 49, is to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday accused of causing death by dangerous driving during an incident on the A449 in Hartlebury, near Kidderminster, on May 28, 2018.

The police car he was driving while responding to an emergency call was involved in a crash with a vehicle driven by a 53-year-old man, from Worcestershire, who died in hospital 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.

At the end of the IOPC's investigation in April 2019, they referred their report to the Crown Prosecution Service which has now decided to bring the charge after reviewing the evidence.

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.”

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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