Man from Burton is charged after father's death following suspected hit and run near Ashby

By Graham Hill

21st Jun 2024 | Local News

The road was closed by police following the incident last December. Photo: Ashby Nub News
The road was closed by police following the incident last December. Photo: Ashby Nub News

A man was due in court today (Friday) after being charged with driving offences after the death of a man following a suspected hit and run near Ashby last December.

Tommy Hunter, from Newhall near Swadlincote, was found dead by the side of Burton Road between Ashby and Boundary on December 11.

He had already been reported missing when he failed to return from a night out.

His family had made a series of appeals for the driver of a vehicle to come forwards.

Tommy Hunter. Photo provided by Derbyshire Constabulary

A man was arrested the next day on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving but was released under investigation.

Now, the BBC website reports that Brandon Beesla, 27, of Hillsdale Road in Burton-upon-Trent, has been charged with failing to stop after a road accident and driving a motor vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.

Leicestershire Police have confirmed that he was due to appear at Leicester Magistrates' Court today (Friday).


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