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Plea date set for September after driver Edward Spencer appears at Warwick Crown Court over Campden crash that killed three

Edward Spencer, 18, from Newbold-on-Stour appeared at Warwick Crown Court today (Thursday) to face charges of causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving.

He did not enter a plea. The case was adjourned for further reports at the request of the defence to 5th September 2024 for a Plea and Trial Preparation Hearing.

Warwick Crown Court
Warwick Crown Court

A provisional date was set for a five-day trial starting on 3rd March 2025.

The charges relate to the triple fatal collision on the Campden Road/B4035 near Stretton-on-Fosse on Friday, 21st April 2023.

Spencer was the driver of a Ford Fiesta containing three other teenagers, all students at Chipping Campden School, as they travelled home from school together when they were involved in a collision with a Fiat 500 at about 4.10pm.

Following the collision, Harry Purcell, 17, Tilly Seccombe, 16, and Frank Wormald, 16, died as a result of their injuries.

The occupants of the Fiat 500 - a woman and two children - were taken to hospital with serious injuries and continue to receive ongoing treatment for their injuries.

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