Two in court over death of Telford taxi driver

By Rob Smith | Madeley | News | Published:

Two men accused of causing the death of a taxi driver in Telford appeared in court today.

Floral tributes were left at the scene

Brandon Dowen, 19, from Madeley, Telford, and John Cox, 32, from Wolverhampton, were arrested on suspicion of murder on August 8 in connection with the death of Ishfaq Hussain in a car crash the previous day. In January they were charged with manslaughter.

Ishfaq Hussain, 52, died when his car, a red Skoda Octavia, hit a tree in Ironbridge Road, Madeley.

The two defendants appeared at Telford Magistrates Court and were bailed to appear at Shrewsbury Crown Court on March 26.

The conditions of the bail were that the two should not contact each other or the prosecution witnesses, and that they should both reside at their current addresses.

GoCarz driver Mr Hussain suffered a cardiac arrest and was given CPR at the scene of the crash in Ironbridge Road, but could not be saved.

Rob Smith

By Rob Smith

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based at Ketley in Telford.

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