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Sixth person is charged over crash outside pub

Three people were injured after a car ploughed into revellers in Essex Road

12 May, 2017

Paramedics tend one of the injured outside The Old Queen’s Head in Essex Road. Picture: Jade Barlow on Twitter

A SIXTH youth has been charged in connection with a crash which left three people injured after a car ploughed into revellers outside a pub in Essex Road in March.

The collision outside The Old Queen’s Head occurred after the car appeared to lose control as it drove out of Gaskin Street at high speed, with a police car following behind.

Three people – two women and a man – were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries and later discharged.

Scotland Yard said they responded to a robbery in nearby Cross Street just before the crash.

On Monday, a 17-year-old from Islington was charged with aggravated vehicle taking. He has been bailed to appear at Highbury Corner Youth Court on June 13.

Five others – a 17-year-old from Highbury, a 17-year-old from Ilford, a 19-year-old from Forest Hill, south London, and a 15-year-old – have been charged with the same offence. Jason Furtado, 20, of Southgate Road, Canonbury, was also charged with the same offence.

Two others, a 19-year-old from south east London and a 15-year-old from Islington are remanded on bail.

A trial date at Blackfriars Crown Court has been set for September.

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