Police respond to Costa Coffee crash verdict
WARWICKSHIRE Police today issued a statement explaining the force’s involvement in the so-called Cost Coffee crash case that resulted in former magistrate Alan Marks being found guilty of dangerous driving by a jury at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday. Mr Marks, aged 65 – who suffers from multiple sclerosis - was given a two-year conditional discharge, banned from driving for two years and ordered to pay £1,200 in costs. On 23rd April 2012 a Volkswagen Touran driven by Mr Marks, of Shottery, Stratford-upon-Avon, mounted the pavement by the Costa Coffee outlet in the town centre and crashed into the White Stuff shop next door. Several people were badly injured, including Mr Marks himself.