Hit and Run
Man charged with death by dangerous driving
Police investigating a fatal road traffic collision in Leeds have charged a Bradford man who failed to stop at the scene.
James Gilbey, from Bramley, was tragically killed just before midnight on Monday 13th July, when he was hit by a blue Volkswagen Golf as he attempted to cross the road.
He had been out with friends when he was returning home and was struck by the vehicle which failed to stop despite the registration plate falling off the car.
Mr Gilbey was described as a ‘devoted and loving son, brother and boyfriend’ by the police who immediately launched an appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of three suspects.
On Friday 17th July, Majid Malik, aged 27, of Silverhill Avenue, Bradford, appeared before Leeds Magistrates on charges of death by dangerous driving.
He was also charged with failing to stop and report an accident after turning himself in to a police station.
Following the court appearance, Malik was remanded in custody and will next appear at Leeds Crown Court on 31st July.
Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton, of West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said investigations are still ongoing as Mr Gilbey’s family are supported by officers.
“I would like to thank the public for their excellent response to our appeals for information,” she said.
“James' family are completely devastated about his death and we are doing everything we can to provide the answers they need about exactly what happened.
“Specially-trained police family liaison officers are working closely with the family and offering them every support at what is clearly a really difficult time for them.”
Police also arrested a 28-year-old man, from Bradford, on Thursday 16th July 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 remained in custody on Friday whilst seven other men, aged 23, 29, 24, 22, 25, 25 and 27, have all been released on bail.