Man accused of knocking down group of pensioners after his car mounted Thrapston pavement to appear in court

He's been charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving

Monday, 7th June 2021, 11:08 am
Updated Monday, 7th June 2021, 11:09 am
Members of the Thrapston Yarn Bombers. File picture by James Linsell-Clark.

An man accused of mounting the pavement and mowing down a group of pals in Thrapston is set to appear in court this morning.

Karl James Robinson, 24, is accused of driving a 09-plate Vauxhall Corsa into the four pedestrians, all members of the town's Yarn Bombing group, in Sackville Street, on December 16 last year.

At the time, one member of the group told the Northants Telegraph that three of the women, aged 68, 69 and 73, were left needing hospital treatment after one was pinned against a wall and three went under the wheels of the car.

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Robinson, of Sunnyside, Woodford, is charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and of driving without insurance.

He is set to appear before magistrates in Northampton this morning (Monday, June 7)