Rushden car park death: Man due in court

Lorenzo Gallucci
Lorenzo Gallucci

A man accused of killing a popular Rushden dad after he was struck by a vehicle in a car park is set to appear in court on Friday.

Lorenzo Gallucci, who was 60 years old when he died, was hit by a car outside the Splash swimming pool in Station Road, Rushden, in the early hours of September 21 last year. He died at University Hospital, Coventry, later that evening.

London man Mohamed Hirsi, 26, of Rowntree Close, Camden, is set to sppear at Northampton Crown Court on Friday for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Rupert Mayo.

According to court documents, Hirsi faces several charges relating to last year’s incident.

They are unlawfully killing Mr Gallucci, causing death by dangerous driving, using or threatening unlawful violence towards others and causing criminal damage to a car.

All the charges relate to September 21 last year.

Mr Gallucci’s family issued a statement last year following his death.

In it, they said: “Dad was a much loved character in the area and was well known socially.

“He was a best friend to many and a drinking buddy to the rest.”

A large number of floral tributes were also left in the Splash Pool car park in the days following the incident.