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Last Updated: Wednesday, 4 January 2006, 17:26 GMT
Man accused of pedestrian's death
A man has appeared in court over the death of an elderly woman who was struck by a car being chased by police.

Mary Anderton, 84, was one of two people hit by a Ford Escort when it mounted a pavement on West Derby Road in Tuebrook, Liverpool, on Monday.

Both were taken to the Royal Liverpool Hospital where the woman later died.

James Clayton, 26, of Birkenhead, appeared before Liverpool Magistrates charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing death following an accident.

He was remanded in custody to appear in court on 11 January.

Separate hearing

Jonathan Mawdsley, 23, Bradley McGovern, 18, and Daniel Carragher, 20, appeared in a separate hearing at Liverpool Magistrates' Court charged with being carried in a stolen vehicle which was driven dangerously and resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

Mr Carragher, of Birkenhead, was remanded in custody, Mr McGovern, also of Birkenhead, was released on conditional bail, while Mr Mawdsley, 23, of Rock Ferry, was held pending a decision on bail.

All three will appear in court on 11 January.

A male pedestrian was also injured was not seriously hurt.

Merseyside Police said the incident had been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

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