Police constable in court on charge of causing death by dangerous driving near Kidderminster

Kidderminster | Crime | Published:

A police constable has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a motorist near Kidderminster while responding to an emergency call.

West Mercia Police Pc Jamie Holloway was granted unconditional bail when he appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court today

The 49-year-old officer is accused of causing the death of David Shaw by dangerous driving on the A449 at Acton, near Hartlebury, on May 28, 2018.

Details of the charge, including the make and model of a BMW X5 police vehicle, were read to Holloway during a four-minute hearing, but he was not required to enter a plea.

Prosecutor Alex Johnson, appearing via video link, told the hearing the police car was being driven by Holloway in the execution of his duties.

Mr Shaw, 53, died days later in hospital.

Holloway, from Bewdley, was bailed to appear at Worcester Crown Court on August 12.

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