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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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Cumbrian man charged with causing death by dangerous driving

A man has appeared in court charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Ryan Glendinning, 23, is accused of being responsible for the death of Dominic Loftus at Greystoke, near Penrith, last year.

Glendinning, of Dacre Bank Farm, Dacre, near Penrith, is also charged with causing serious injury to two other people while driving a BMW on the B5288 on October 3.

He appeared at Carlisle Magistrates Court today, where the case was adjourned after a brief hearing to be heard at the city’s crown court.

Mr Loftus, known as Dom, was a popular pub manager, with his parents having both The Oddfellows Arms in Caldbeck, where he worked, and The Sportsmans Inn at Penruddock.

Glendinning faces five charges.

They are:

  • Causing the death of Dominic Loftus by dangerous driving
  • Causing serious injury to Ross Dawson by dangerous driving
  • Causing serious injury to Daniel Todd by dangerous driving
  • Failing to provide a specimen for analysis
  • Causing the death of Dominic Loftus by driving without due care and attention

The case was adjourned.

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