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Teenager charged over biker’s death

Preston Crown Court

Preston Crown Court

A teenager accused of causing the death of a fellow motorcyclist has made his first appearance at court.

The defendant, aged 17, of North Shore, Blackpool can not be identified for legal reasons.

He is alleged to have caused the death of 22-year-old Cameron Nathan Barr .

Mr Barr, died when the Yamaha Aerox motorcycle he was riding collided with a van on Newhouse Road, Marton on June 10 last year.

Neighbours battled to lift the two tonne van from Cameron, who was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but later died from his injuries.

Tragically his dad, Cameron Barr, was also killed in a motorbike accident in 2001.

Prosecutor, Suzie Privett, told the court: “The prosecution says this matter is a grave crime and should be heard at crown court.”

Defence lawyer, John Lee, said his client denied the allegation.

The defendant was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on February 13 by Blackpool magistrates.

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