Ribchester driver admits causing Longridge man's death in Grimsargh road accident

A motorist has pleaded guilty to causing his passenger’s death while driving carelessly under the influence of drugs.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 4:55 am

Sean Dowbekin, 27, of Preston Road, Ribchester, had denied causing Jake Beatty’s death on Christmas Eve 2018 but changed his plea during a hearing at Preston Crown Court.

Mr Beatty died as a result of an accident at 6am on November 24, 2018, in which an Audi A3 Dowbekin was driving had overturned.

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The road was closed while police officers examined the scene.

Judge Simon Medland QC adjourned his sentencing hearing to July 28.


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