A BUSINESSMAN has been further remanded in custody on a charge of causing the death of a North Wales schoolboy.
David James Lunn, 61, faces a number of charges relating to the fatal accident in which nine-year-old Robert James Gaunt died of his injuries after being struck by two vehicles.
Lunn, of Moorland Avenue, Queen’s Park, Wrexham, appeared at a preliminary hearing at Mold Crown Court last Friday.
Judge John Rogers QC adjourned the case for a plea and directions hearing on May 22, when Lunn will be asked to enter pleas.
It’s alleged Lunn did not stop then tried to pervert the course of justice by attempting to dispose of evidence, the damage to his car.
He is charged with the relatively new offences of causing death at a time when he was committing offences of no insurance and not driving in accordance with his driving licence.
Lunn is not charged with causing the boy’s death by the manner of his driving.
Among the nine charges, Lunn is alleged to have failed to report the accident in Overton, near Wrexham, and failed to stop.
He also faces three charges of no insurance – the Jaguar he was driving at the time of the accident and a Mercedes van on another date, March 22.
Paul Abrahams, defending, did not apply for bail.
Robbie, as he was known, died at Alder Hey Hospital, Liverpool, after he was initially taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.
The incident happened on the A539 between Erbistock and the outskirts of Wrexham.