Man to appear in court today charged with causing deaths of Yaxley 'best friends' and money laundering

A man is appearing at Cambridge Crown Court charged in connection with the death of two men following a collision on the B1091 in Yaxley.

Friday, 24th November 2017, 11:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:04 am
Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Northam

Richard Frost, 39, of Dorset Avenue in Chelmsford, Essex, has been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, one count of causing actual bodily harm (ABH), one count of common assault and two of money laundering.

Thomas Fletcher, 19, of Meadow Walk, Yaxley, and Thomas Northam, 22, of Lilac Walk, Yaxley, were killed in the collision on January 3 this year.

Frost is due in court at 2pm and the Peterborough Telegraph will be there to report the latest details throughout the afternoon.

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Earlier this year, Thomas’ mother Tracey Northam took to Facebook to pay her respects, writing: “R.I.P baby boy love you forever.

“Love mum, dad, Rachael Plavecz Stephan Plavecz braedon and Kasey Xxxxxxxx”

His cousin Anna Louise Plavecz said: “r.i.p tom love u always n foreva in my heart baby cuz xxx”

Frazer Love, who was friends with both the young men, added: “Cannot believe what has happened, always will be thinking of you both and the memories we have shared, many people loved you both.”

Lauryn Alicee took to Facebook to pay tribute to Mr Northam, and said: “He will be missed!! My best friend and Mary-jaynes god father!

“Never thought I would see this day! Love you tom!! Xxxxxxx”

Nicola Emery wrote: “So sorry for your loss r.i.p Tom you will be sadly missed X”

Helen Merrett added: “Cannot believe the horrific news today tom you will be sadly missed you were such lovely chap and certainly made all us lot at school laugh every day !! RIP mate.”