UPDATE: Man in court over deaths of two Yaxley men

BEST FRIENDS: Tom Fletcher (left) and Tom Northam (right)
BEST FRIENDS: Tom Fletcher (left) and Tom Northam (right)

A man has been remanded in custody after he was charged with causing the death of two men in Yaxley on Tuesday.

Richard Frost (38) of Dorset Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex, appeared in Peterborough Magistrates’ Court today (Friday) where he was charged with causing the deaths of Thomas Fletcher, 19, of Meadow Walk, Yaxley, and Thomas Northam, 22, of Lilac Walk, Yaxley.

Frost, who wore a grey tracksuit in the dock was also charged with two counts of dangerous driving, common assault and causing actual bodily harm.

Mr Fletcher and Mr Northam died on Tuesday when they were struck by a BMW, allegedly driven by Frost.

Friends and family of the victims were in the public gallery during the hearing, and one person was ejected from the court after an outburst when Frost was brought into the dock.

Another made another outburst as Frost was led back to the cells at the end of the hearing.

Frost did not enter pleas to any of the counts, and the court was told the case was too serious to be heard at Peterborough Magistrates Court.

A bail application was refused, and District Judge Ken Sheraton adjourned the case until Friday, February 3, when Frost will appear at Peterborough Crown Court.

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