Woman in court over Pontefract biker grandad’s death

GIVEN BAIL: Wendy Leung arriving at Pontefract Magistrates' Court.

GIVEN BAIL: Wendy Leung arriving at Pontefract Magistrates' Court.

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A woman has appeared in magistrates court charged with causing a motorcyclist’s death by careless driving.

Wendy Leung, 33, is alleged to have been driving a BMW carelessly when it was involved in collision with a motorbike ridden by 53-year-old grandfather Colin Milton in Knottingley in January.

Mr Milton, of Mill Dam Lane, Pontefract, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Leung, who was wearing a white blouse, black mac, and black trousers and shoes, spoke only to confirm her name and address as Weeland Court, Knottingley, when she appeared before magistrates at Pontefract yesterday.

Prosecutors claim she caused Mr Milton’s death by careless or inconsiderate driving at the junction of Knottingley Road and Pontefract Road in Knottingley on January 26.

She also faces a charge of dangerous driving at the same location on January 26. No pleas were entered.

Chairman of the bench John Fisher granted Leung unconditional bail and told her to return to Pontefract Magistrates Court on December 10, when the case is due to be committed to Leeds Crown Court.

Mr Milton, a father-of-two who had one grandson, was on his way to work at Knottingley’s Ardagh Glass at around 5.30am when tragedy struck.

Speaking for the family after the tragedy, Mr Milton’s niece Lisa McNally, 28, said he was a keen motorcycle enthusiast.

She added: “He loved his family to bits. He was very close to his two brothers and two sisters, and loved spending time with his grandson.

“He was such a family man and is going to be sorely missed as a dad, grandad, husband, brother and uncle.”

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