Driver to stand trial over death of 11-year-old boy

Harley Simpson SUS-161130-095653001
Harley Simpson SUS-161130-095653001
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A driver accused of causing the death of a popular St Leonards schoolboy is to appear for trial later this year.

Richard Stemler, 69, a sales representative of Wishing Tree Road, St Leonards, is expected to face a single charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

The Crown Prosecution Service say he is due to appear for trial at Lewes Crown Court on October 9.

Pedestrian Harley Simpson, of Bulverhythe Road, St Leonards, died in hospital on November 4 last year after being involved in a collision with a silver Renault Espace on October 22 last year.

Described as “a cherished member of the Bulverhythe community”, 11-year-old Harley attended Pebsham Primary Academy before going on to The St Leonards Academy.

He was a keen and successful badminton player and also played rugby for Hastings & Bexhill RFC’s under-12 squad before his death.

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