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Professional footballer to stand trial for hit and run incident in which cyclist was injured

Ade Azeez, 23, will face court in Glasgow

A professional footballer is set to stand trial for a hit and run incident in which a cyclist was injured.

Former Partick Thistle player Ade Azeez, 23, is accused of driving dangerously near to Craigholme Sports Complex in Glasgow in October last year.

He is alleged to have hit cyclist Robert McKelvie.

He did not appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court this week when his case was called, but papers lodged there allege that he “failed to react to Robert McKelvie, a cyclist on the road and did strike his bicycle with your motor vehicle, causing the wing mirror to fall off”, according to the Scottish Sun.

Prosecutors claim Azeez, now signed to Cambridge United, drove too fast for the conditions and "undertook" cars.

The allegation continues that he did “continue to drive at speed and fail to stop to check on the welfare of Mr McKelvie”.

Azeez, originally from Orpington, Greater London, played for Thistle from June 2016 until this summer.

He made 46 appearances for the Scottish Premiership club and scored three goals.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.

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