Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Gosport girls' road deaths: Samuel Etherington in court

Olivia Lewry (left) and Jasmine Allsop
Image caption Jasmine Allsop (right) died at the scene while her friend Olivia Lewry died later in hospital in Portsmouth

A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of two teenage girls who were struck by a car.

Jasmine Allsop, 14, and Olivia Lewry, 16, were hit by a Honda Civic in the early hours of Sunday while walking in Gosport, Hampshire.

Samuel Etherington, 20, from Gosport, appeared before Portsmouth magistrates charged with two counts of manslaughter.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court on Friday.

Mr Etherington, an unemployed sports coach, spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth during the hearing.

He did not give an indication of plea to the charges.

Police were called to Ann's Hill Road in Gosport early on Sunday.

Jasmine died at the scene while Olivia died later after being taken to hospital.