York & North Yorkshire

No IPCC investigation into Douglas Robertson death

A road accident in which a pedestrian died will not be investigated by the police watchdog.

Douglas Robertson, 27, died after being hit by a Range Rover as he walked along North Road, Stokesley, North Yorkshire on 19 January.

Police sent the case to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as officers in a patrol car had seen the car before the collision.

The case has now been passed back to North Yorkshire Police.

Following the collision, a 15-year-old boy charged with causing death by dangerous driving has been remanded in custody.

The boy, who cannot be named, has also been charged with aggravated vehicle taking and other motoring offences.

He will appear in court again on 1 February.

A 48-year-old man from Brompton on Swale, Richmondshire, has been charged with obstructing the police investigation and is due to appear at the same court on 8 February.

Two further men have been released on bail and another released pending further inquiries.

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