Dangerous driving charge dismissed
Wednesday 5th August 2015 @ 16:36 by Nigel Skinner
Community News


A charge of dangerous driving against a tow truck driver involved in a serious accident in Glossop town centre has been dismissed at crown court.

The driver, Michael Paul Bowcock, of The Glen, Middleton, Manchester, still faces two other charges, but these will now return to the magistrates’ court and will be heard alongside charges brought against the operator.

The 45-year-old had pleaded not guilty to using a DAF recovery truck with a defective braking system and failing to secure the single decker bus he was towing at an earlier hearing.

GM Recovery Ltd, based on the Froxmer Street Industrial Estate, Manchester, deny two charges relating to the brakes and insecure load.

The case against the operators was adjourned until September 16 when it is expected a trial for both them and the driver will be set.

The accident in the centre of Glossop in May last year, saw shops and buildings damaged.