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Police officer charged with causing Luton crash deaths

A Bedfordshire police officer has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving after two pedestrians were killed in a crash.

Pc Kerry Smith faces prosecution after an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

The case relates to a crash in Leagrave Road, Luton, last June which killed two men, Reda Lecheheb and Sidali Melal.

Pc Smith, who was based in Luton at the time, is due in St Albans Magistrates' Court on 9 February.

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