Man in court in connection with Stokesley road death

A MAN who was arrested in connection with a crash that killed a 27-year-old in North Yorkshire will appear in court today.

Douglas Robertson died on Saturday, January 19, after he was struck by a silver Range Rover in North Road, Stokesley.

The 23-year-old man, from Wingate, Durham, was arrested in connection with the crash yesterday, and charged with one count of aggravated vehicle taking.

He is due to appear before York magistrates today.

Five other people have also been arrested in connection with the incident, including a 15-year-old youth who was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without a licence and driving without insurance, and appeared at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. He was remanded in custody to appear at court again on February 1.

A 48-year-old man from Brompton on Swale, who was charged with obstructing an officer in the execution of his duty, was released on conditional bail.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman urged anyone who saw the collision, or who saw the silver Range Rover driving through Stokesley last Saturday to contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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