Man in court over road crash death

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A man has appeared in court accused of allowing his horses to wander onto a main road where they were involved in a crash which cost a Soham man his life.

Twenty-three-year-old Thomas Allen, died on Christmas Day when his car was one of four involved in the collision on the A14 at Sproughton, near Ipswich on Christmas Eve. He sustained serious head injuries and died at Ipswich Hospital the following day. The cars were involved in a collision with horses said to have been running loose on the westbound carriageway of the road.

On Tuesday Stacy Humphrys, 27, of West Meadows, Ipswich, appeared at Ipswich Crown Court accused of failing to keep his horses under control, Judge Rupert Overbury adjourned the case until February 7 for a plea and case management hearing.

Humphrys was granted bail until his next court appearance.




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