York & North Yorkshire

York man in court over taxi crash death

A man has appeared in court charged with manslaughter following the death of a man who was hit by a taxi after street violence erupted in York.

Linden Smith, 20, from York, appeared before the city's magistrates' court in connection with the death of Sam Wilson, from Haxby.

Mr Wilson, 21, died on Saturday after being hit by a taxi on Haxby Road.

Mr Smith was bailed to appear at York Crown Court on 27 October.

Two men, aged 19 and 20, have also been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. They are being held in police custody.

North Yorkshire Police said Mr Wilson was believed to have been involved in a "violent incident" before his death.

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