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Last Updated: Thursday, 23 June, 2005, 08:30 GMT 09:30 UK
Man held in teacher's death case
Deborah Louise Peaty
Deborah Peaty and her unborn baby girl died in the crash
A man who left the UK while awaiting trial over the death of a pregnant teacher has been arrested.

Sri Lankan Ratnam Yogan, of Manor Park, east London, fled the country after being granted bail while charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

Deborah Peaty, 26, of Daventry, Northants, and her unborn child died in a pile-up on the A5 at Potterspury in October 2003.

Mr Yogan was arrested in the Forest Gate area of London on Wednesday.

Extensive inquiries

He is expected to be taken to a police station in Northamptonshire to appear in court later on Thursday.

The arrest follows extensive police inquiries, some through Interpol, in Switzerland, Germany and Sri Lanka.

The accident happened as Miss Peaty drove home from John Collet School in Wendover, Buckinghamshire, where she worked as an English teacher.

She was taken to hospital where her baby girl, named Charlotte Louise, was delivered, but both were pronounced dead.

A trial in connection with the crash was due to resume in Mr Yogan's absence at Northampton Crown Court on 19 September.

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