Two in court over crash death

TRAGIC Matthew Bailey
TRAGIC Matthew Bailey
Bethany Godman, right, who was sent 'flying' after being struck by a van, pictured with her mum Charlotte. Picture: Malcolm Wells

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TWO people accused of causing death by dangerous driving have appeared in court.

Claire Johnson and Russell Bennett, both 24, were charged over the death of Matthew Bailey, 22. Bennett is also charged with driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Mr Bailey died after being hit by a Mini allegedly driven by Johnson, of Rosemary Gardens, Whiteley, while crossing Park Road, Landport, on November 21. Bennett, of Rednal, Birmingham, was allegedly driving a Ford Focus in front of the Mini when the crash happened. They were bailed by city magistrates to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court in September.