Man charged over Stanningley Bypass death crash

James Gilbey, who was killed in the hit and run on Stanningley Bypass.
James Gilbey, who was killed in the hit and run on Stanningley Bypass.
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A man has today been charged over the alleged hit-and-run death on Stanningley Bypass.

Majid Malik, 27, of Silverhill Avenue, Bradford, will appear before Leeds magistrates from 9.45am tomorrow charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

James Gilbey, 25, died after he was struck by a VW Golf near his home in Bramley just before midnight on Monday.

Police yesterday arrested another man, 28, from Bradford, 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 was in custody last night, West Yorkshire Police say.

Seven other men have been arrested and bailed.

Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton, of the force’s Homicide and Major Enquiries Team, said: “I would like to thank the public for their excellent response to our appeals for information.

“I would also like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to the family of James, who are still trying to come to terms with their loss. Our specially trained officers will continue to provide the family with support at this very difficult time.”

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