A MOTORBIKE rider accused of causing the death of a 14-year-old cyclist has made his first appearance at Chester Crown Court.
Nicholas Edward Sheppard, 28, formerly of Black Lion Lane, Little Sutton, faces a charge of causing the death of Daniel Keith Foulkes by driving dangerously.
Sheppard was allegedly driving a motorcycle which was involved in a collision with the youngster's bike on the A41 Chester Road at Great Sutton on July 12.
Daniel, of Hereford Avenue, Great Sutton, was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital and later transferred to Manchester Royal Children's Hospital but died from head injuries the next day.
Sheppard was arrested on July 20, following the conclusion of his treatment at a Liverpool hospital. His 31-year-old female pillion passenger also needed hospital treatment.
He attended the crown court on Monday with his arm in a sling.
Sheppard has not entered any plea yet, and the case was adjourned to October 1.
He was granted bail on conditions of residence in Mold Road, Gwernaffield - apart from a few days in August when he will move back in with relative Michael Roberts in Black Lion Lane non-contact with witnesses and surrendering his passport.