Man accused of death of Rushden man Lorenzo Gallucci could face trial next January

Lorenzo Gallucci of Rushden
Lorenzo Gallucci of Rushden

A man accused of causing the death of Rushden man Lorenzo Gallucci could face trial next January, Northampton Crown Court heard today (Thursday).

Mohamed Hirsi, 26, from Camden in London, appeared in court charged with manslaughter, causing death by dangerous driving, causing criminal damage and using or threatening unlawful violence.

In particular, Hirsi is accused with causing Mr Gallucci’s death by driving into him in a car park outside the Splash swimming pool in Station Road, Rushden.

Mr Gallucci died in September last year. After his death he was described as a much loved and popular character.

Hirsi appeared in court and spoke only to confirm his name.

Judge Rupert Mayo adjourned proceedings until June 19, where Hirsi will be expected to enter a plea.

If he pleads not guilty, his trial is unlikely to take place until next January.

Hirsi was given bail to reside at an address in Camden, not to enter Northampton and to report to a police station once a week.