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Bristol river crash death: Shennie Jaffer case adjourned

  • 13 November 2012
  • From the section Bristol

A man charged with causing the death of a woman by dangerous driving after a car went off a bridge in Bristol has had his case adjourned until 13 December for a plea hearing.

Shennie Jaffer, 33, who appeared at Bristol Crown Court via a video link from prison, was remanded in custody .

Namara Whisker, 22, from Easton, was killed in the crash on 20 October.

Two passengers and six police officers who dived into the water in a rescue bid were taken to hospital.

Mr Jaffer also faces charges of drink-driving, driving without insurance and driving a motor vehicle without a licence.

The crash involved a BMW car containing five people which went through railings on St Phillips Bridge and fell 20ft (6m) into Bristol's harbourside.

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