Bury policeman charged with causing crash death

A police officer has been charged with causing a passenger's death in a car crash in Greater Manchester.

PC Brendan Buggie, 38, from Bury, is accused of causing death by driving without due care and attention while unfit through drink.

Mr Buggie was driving on Manchester Road in Ramsbottom at about 00:40 GMT when he hit a stationary van.

His front seat passenger, 26-year-old Justyna Stanczak, was taken to hospital but later died.

The officer is due to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on 15 February.

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