Teenager appears in court following fatal Shipston crash - The Leamington Observer

Teenager appears in court following fatal Shipston crash

Philippa Mingins 17th Jun, 2024 Updated: 18th Jun, 2024   0

THE TEENAGER charged with three counts of causing death by dangerous driving following a triple fatal collision in Shipston last year has appeared in court.

Edward Spencer, from Newbold-on-Stour, was the driver of a Ford Fiesta containing three other teenagers travelling home from school together when they were involved in a collision with a Fiat 500 on the B4035 Campden Road at about 4.10pm on Friday April 21 2023.

Following the collision, Harry Purcell, 17, Matilda “Tilly” Seccombe, 16, and Frank Wormald, 16, died of their injuries.

The occupants of the Fiat 500 – a woman and two children – were taken to hospital with serious injuries and continue to receive ongoing treatment for their injuries.




Mr Spencer appeared at Warwick Crown Court on Thursday June 13 to enter his plea but a judge accepted an application from his defence team for the 18-year-old to enter a plea at a later date.

Mr Spencer was charged with three counts of causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving and three counts of causing serious injury by careless or inconsiderate driving.


A plea hearing date was set for September 5 with a provisional trial date set for March 3 2025.

Mr Spencer remained on conditional bail and was told he must live at the address he gave to the court with the exception of pre-booked family holidays.

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