Charges have been authorised against a man arrested following a collision in Ramsgate that left two people dead and a child seriously injured.

The incident happened outside the multi-storey car park in Leopold Street at around 9.35pm on Wednesday 10 August 2022.

A black Alfa Romeo was involved in a collision with five pedestrians, all members of the same family, including a man in his 80s and a woman in her 30s who both sadly died a short time afterwards.

A girl of primary school age also suffered serious injuries and remains in a serious but stable condition in a London hospital. A man in his 40s and a boy of primary school age sustained minor injuries.

Nitesh Bissendary, 30, of Highlands Glade, Manston, was arrested shortly after the collision and has since been charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He has also been charged with failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision, drug driving and failing to provide a sample for analysis.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 13 August 2022.

Officers investigating the incident also arrested a 58-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

Both have since been released on bail pending further enquiries until Thursday 8 September.

Enquiries into the incident are being carried out by officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit who remain keen to hear from any witnesses, local businesses with CCTV evidence or drivers with relevant dashcam footage.

Please call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference DS/DGC/090/22.

By Ed

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