Murder charge after man hit by car in Leeds dies

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North Lane, Leeds
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Jason Llanwarne, 34, was struck by a car in North Lane in Headingley

A man has been charged with murder over the death of a man hit by a car in Leeds.

Jason Llanwarne, 34, was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle in North Lane, Headingley, on Monday.

Witnesses reported seeing a brawl between a group of men and a car being driven at some of those involved.

Mohammed Fike Butt, 31, from Oulton, appeared earlier at Leeds Magistrates' Court charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder.

He also faces charges of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Following a brief hearing he was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 21 September.

West Yorkshire Police said two other men who were arrested have been released without charge.

The force has appealed for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

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