Somerset

Third person charged over death of man, struck by car

David Hick
Image caption David Hick, 84, died after he was struck in Bruton, Somerset

A third person has been charged over the death of an 84-year-old man who was struck and killed by a car.

David Hick died after he was hit by a car in Bruton, Somerset, on 14 October.

Joseph Breen, 38, of Crowmarsh Gardens, south-east London, has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

Robert Finlay, 47 and Felicity Wheeler, 31, both of Rickhayes, Wincanton, have already been charged. All three will appear at South Somerset Magistrates' Court on 20 January.

Mr Finlay is charged with causing death by careless driving, failing to stop after a road accident, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and failing to report a road traffic collision.

Ms Wheeler is charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, police said.

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