Hit-and-run-accused remanded

Last updated 10:41 01/10/2012

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A youth charged with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Hornby two weeks ago has been further remanded without plea by a registrar.

Harry Philip Silcock, a welder from Burnham, had been due to appear at the Christchurch District Court session at the Nga Hau e Wha marae today.

However, his defence counsel James Rapley applied to the registrar for the case to be remanded with Silcock on bail to October 16, and this was granted.

Silcock is charged that being the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal accident, in Shands Rd, Hornby on September 15, he failed to render assistance after the accident.

A man in his early 20s was killed and three other people were injured when a car struck a group of pedestrians.

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