Telford YouTuber charged over 'extreme driving' video

Two YouTubers have been charged with dangerous driving over a video posted online earlier this year.

Romell Henry, Jay Swingler and Richard Percival in a video posted on the TGFbro YouTube channel
Romell Henry, Jay Swingler and Richard Percival in a video posted on the TGFbro YouTube channel

James 'Jay' Swingler, from Ercall in Telford, and Romell Henry, from Dudley, have been summonsed to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates Court.

Both men, who are aged 25 and known for their TGFbro YouTube channel, are accused of dangerous driving on March 6 this year.

Richard Percival, 49 and from Dudley, has also been charged with two counts of aiding and abetting dangerous driving.

A still from a video posted on the TGFbro YouTube channel

The charges come after West Mercia Police received several reports from concerned members of the public who had seen a video of the three men driving through areas of Telford and Wrekin and Staffordshire in March of this year.

Swingler and Henry are well known for their YouTube channel which has 5.8 million subscribers. Both men also have more than one million followers each on Instagram.

A video posted on their channel on March 8 titled "Extreme Driving Test With TGF (CAR FLIPPED) showed footage of Swingler and Henry being given a "driving lesson" by Percival.

Henry and Swingler both have more than one million followers on Instagram

The video, which showed a Renault Clio being driven on and off roads, has been viewed more than 8 million times.

Swingler has previously faced criticism for wasting emergency services' time having cemented his head inside a microwave.

Swingler, Henry, and Percival are due to appear in court on November 27.

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