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Man charged over Samuel Garner death

A man has been charged in connection with the death of Leicester teenager Samuel Garner.

Samuel Garner Credit: Leicestershire Police

Reece Webster from Wensley Rise in Leicester has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, failing to stop after a road accident, having no insurance and handling stolen goods.

It follows the death of 17-year-old Samuel Garner from Hamilton in Leicester who died after a non-stop collision on May 1 in Welford Road.

The 19-year-old has also been charged with possession of cannabis.

He is due to appear before Leicester Magistrates’ Court today.


Samuel Garner detectives issue fresh appeal for information on hit-and-run death crash

Officers investigating the collision in which 17-year-old Samuel Garner died have made a fresh appeal for witnesses.

Samuel Garner. Credit: Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police have urged a woman to contact them after she provided them "crucial information" earlier this week.

Samuel died after a collision with a stolen dark BMW shortly after 11pm on 1 May in Welford Road near Leicester Prison.

We are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

In particular we would like to speak to a woman who phoned at around 11am on Thursday morning and spoke to DS Mark Partridge. She provided crucial information and I would urge her to get back in touch with us.

We appreciate there may be people who want to remain anonymous and don’t want to contact Leicestershire Police directly but could still have vital information which will help the inquiry. If this applies to you call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Inspector David Swift-Rollinson

Alternatively the force has set up an email address so you can contact the investigation team with any information:

A 19-year-old man was arrested last night on suspicion of manslaughter.

A second man, 18, arrested in connection with the incident was bailed in relation to the collision pending further enquiries.

Man arrested after driver killed in hard shoulder crash

A 54-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after a lorry struck a van parked on a motorway hard shoulder.

The 55-year-old van driver died of his injuries at Coventry's University Hospital after the crash on the M69 in Leicestershire at about 3.15pm on Tuesday.

Witnesses to the collision, which happened near Hinckley, are urged to contact Leicestershire Police on 101.


Queueing traffic on the M6 northbound in Leicestershire

Queueing traffic on the M6 due to recovery works. Credit: Highways England

There is queueing traffic and the entry slip road is closed due to recovery work from an earlier lorry fire on M6 Northbound at M1 J19 / A14 (Catthorpe Interchange) with congestion on M1 to J17 M45 (Dunchurch/coventry).

Traffic is unable to join the northbound M6 from the northbound M1.

As a result of the lorry fire, there has been damage caused to the road surface. The fire has now been extinguished.

Diversion - via M1 J21 then M69 south to rejoin the M6.

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