Man on driv­ing charges af­ter death of sports­man

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A MAN has been charged with caus­ing death by driv­ing without due care and at­ten­tion fol­low­ing a fa­tal col­li­sion.

James ‘Hodge’ Ed­wards, 22, from Poyn­ton, died af­ter be­ing struck by a car in Hazel Grove on March 11 this year.

Po­lice have now charged Wayne Davies, 29, of Lyn­d­hurst Av­enue Stock­port, with caus­ing death by driv­ing without due care and at­ten­tion, driv­ing while over the pre­scribed drug limit and drink driv­ing.

He has also been charged with fail­ing to stop af­ter a col­li­sion, fail­ing to re­port a col­li­sion and pos­ses­sion of class A drugs and has now been bailed to ap­pear at Stock­port Mag­is­trates’ Court on Mon­day, Au­gust 21.

Po­lice were called the crash shortly be­fore 4.10am on Satur­day, March 11 on Bramhall Moor Lane. They found that a car had hit a 22-year-old man who was taken to hos­pi­tal where he sadly died.

At the time of his death, dozens of friends and fam­ily paid tribute to him on so­cial me­dia.

The for­mer Poyn­ton High School stu­dent was said to have been a keen foot­baller, who had played for a num­ber of ama­teur and youth clubs, and had plans to join the Royal Navy.

James ‘Hodge’ Ed­wards died in the col­li­sion

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