Man due in court over hit-and-run

James Gilbey

James Gilbey, killed yesterday in a hit-and-run incident on Stanningley bypass

by David Mackie

Police investigating the fatal road collision in Leeds have charged a man with causing death by dangerous driving.

Majid Malik, aged 27, of Silverhill Avenue, Bradford, has been remanded to appear before Leeds magistrates today.

The charge is in relation to the death of James Gilbey, 25, who died after he was struck by a VW Golf on Stanningley bypass on Monday night.

Yesterday police arrested another man, aged 28, from Bradford, on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He is believed to be the driver of the Audi A5, which was travelling in convoy with the Golf at the time of the collision.

He remains in custody this evening while enquiries continue.

Seven other men, aged between 22 and 29, have been released on bail.

Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton, of the Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said: “I would like to thank the public for their excellent response to our appeals for information.

“I would also like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to the family of James, who are still trying to come to terms with their loss. Our specially trained officers will continue to provide the family with support at this very difficult time.”

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