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A man is due to appear in court today on suspicion of murdering an electric scooter driver with his Ford Transit van.
Samuel Bretherton, 25, of Leyland, Lancashire, is charged with the murder of Ben Smith, 20, at Bamber Bridge on Thursday afternoon.
Bretherton is accused of hitting Mr. Smith of Walton-le-Dale with his truck, killing him instantly.
Shortly before the fatal incident, a rear view mirror on Bretherton’s truck broke. A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal harm and has been released under investigation.
Lancashire Police said Bretherton is due to appear in Preston Magistrates Court today.
Smith’s family paid tribute to him in a message broadcast through the Lancashire Police. They said: ‘Ben was a son, brother, father, partner, grandson and friend who was very dear to many.
“He has been taken from all of us in such tragic circumstances and we would urge anyone with information to come forward to help the police.”
Detective Chief Inspector Zoe Russo of the Lancashire Force Senior Investigation Team said:
‘I would like to thank the public for their support and the witnesses who have already come forward to tell us what they saw.
“ I am asking anyone who has seen what happened but has not yet reached out to speak to us.Samuel Bretherton, 25, of Leyland, Lancashire, has been charged with the murder of Mr Smith, following Thursday’s incident at Bamber Bridge, pictured
Bretherton is due to appear in Preston Magistrates Court today in connection with the murder of Mr. Smith +3
Bretherton is due to appear in Preston Magistrates Court today in connection with the murder of Mr. Smith.
‘We know that this shocking incident has caused some concern within the local community, but as the legal proceedings are now active and out of respect for Ben’s family and friends, I ask people not to speculate on social media. If he knows anything, please talk to us.
The police have asked anyone with information related to the incident to contact them at 101 quoting registration 0545 of February 11.
Individuals can also transmit details anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.