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Youth in court over parade crash


The aftermath of the incident in Aberdeen

A 17-year-old has appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court after a motorbike accident during the city's Torcher Parade, which left nine people injured.

Lewis Westlake-Tritton, of Ness Place, in Aberdeen, was charged with theft, culpable and reckless behaviour and road traffic offences.

He made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.

Another 17-year-old, who was charged over the incident, is due to make a court appearance at a later date.

The motorcycle mounted a pavement and collided with pedestrians in Aberdeen's Union Street on Saturday.

It happened at about 2030 BST during the city's Torcher Parade, an annual student fund-raising event in the city centre.

The casualties were taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for treatment.

None of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening.

The casualties included a 40-year-old woman, who sustained a leg injury, and a 25-year-old man, who had injuries to his face and hand.

Leg injuries

Two 17-year-old men were hurt, one with leg and chest injuries, and the other with leg and hand injuries.

Two 13-year-old girls, a 13-year-old boy and a 11-year-old boy all suffered leg injuries and another 11-year-old boy was treated for shock.

Bystanders said they heard screams as the bike ran into pedestrians.

The parade draws large crowds from all over the north east of Scotland.

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