Cumbria Crack

Man charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving appears at court

[A] man charged with numerous offences following a collision between a car and a cyclist in Ulverston last week has appeared in court.

John Burns, 30, of Sycamore Road, Manchester, was charged with:

  • Dangerous driving
  • Causing serious injury by dangerous driving
  • Robbery
  • S39 common assault
  • Vehicle interference
  • Aggravated TWOC
  • Fraud

He appeared at South Cumbria Magistrates’ Court in Barrow today. He has been remanded to reappear at court on 1 September 2017.

The cyclist involved in the collision remains in hospital, having suffered life-threatening injuries in the collision. He remains in a critical condition.

The IPCC were informed following this incident as there were a number of officers in the area at the time.

The Commission has informed the Constabulary that the incident can be investigated locally by the force’s own Professional Standards department.

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