Man appears in court charged with hit-and-run death of Co Antrim man in Liverpool last year

Matthew Bradley was originally from Glenavy


A 22-year-old driver appeared in court yesterday where he denied causing the death by dangerous driving of a Co Antrim man in Liverpool last year.

Matthew Bradley (24), who was from Glenavy but living in England, was with friends in the city for a stag party when he was hit on November 3.

The driver, Thomas Bimson, of Waterloo Road, Vauxhall, Liverpool, appeared at the city’s crown court yesterday and denied three offences.

He pleaded not guilty to causing the death of Mr Bradley by dangerous driving; causing the death by driving while unlicensed and causing the death while driving uninsured.

Alongside Bimson in the dock was Ibrar Saddique (34) of Sunnybank Lane, Pudsey, West Yorkshire.

He was charged with aiding and abetting a driver who caused death by dangerous driving.

Mr Bradley, a landscape gardener who lived with his partner in Surrey, was treated at the scene but died later from his injuries.

Saddique did not enter any plea and an application to dismiss the allegation against him is to be heard in December.

A trial date was fixed to begin on March 20 next year. Both men were further remanded on unconditional bail.


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