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Cyclist in court accused of dangerous cycling following pedestrian's death

David Tilley has been charged with dangerous cycling in relation to incident in Cromer in April

A case in which a man's dangerous cycling which is alleged to have caused the death of a pedestrian in a Norfolk town has been adjourned until the New Year.

David Tilley, aged 37 and of Northrepps, appeared at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Friday, reports the Eastern Daily Press.

According to the newspaper, Tilley is accused of dangerous cycling, an offence which carries a maximum penalty of a £2,500 fine.

The offence, which falls under section 28 of the Road Trafic Act 1988, is committed “by any person riding a bicycle on a road in a manner that falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful cyclist and would be obviously dangerous to a competent and careful cyclist.”

In the context of the offence, 'Danger' refers to “danger either of injury to any person or of serious damage to property.”

Tilley has been charged in relation to and incident on Louden Road, Cromer, on 15 April this year in which a female pedestrian sustained a serious head injury. She died four months later.

At Friday’s hearing, Jane Walker, prosecuting, requested for the case to be adjourned to allow police to give evidence of a post-mortem to establish the cause of the pedestrian’s death.

Rebecca Utton, defended, said that the prosecution should already have furnished the prosecution with such evidence.

Tilley has been released on unconditional bail, with a trial date set for 10 January 2020.

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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