UPDATE – Corringham: Four men plead guilty following serious RTC; Manorway; 14/06/2017


Four men have pleaded guilty to their part in a serious collision at an illegal motorbike street race in Corringham which left a woman with life-changing injuries.

A group of motorcycle, moped and quadbike riders along with many spectators, met at the Manorway in Corringham on the evening of June 14, 2017.
At around 9pm Billy Boom, who was riding a black Yamaha TMax moped on false plates performing a wheelie, struck another motorcycle, a green Kawasaki KX 125.
In the moments after the collision, members of the group – Daniel Trott, Michael Holmes, Nicholas Morris, and Sonny Waites – began to clear up the scene.
Boom was put on the back of a quadbike which then rode off from the area while his moped was put in the back of a van which also then drove off.
The rider of the Kawasaki, a woman in her 20s, suffered serious injuries including having to have her left leg amputated above the knee.
Boom, 24, of New Zealand Way, Rainham, pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision, failing to report a collision, driving with no insurance, and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence at a hearing in August 2018.
Morris, 23, of Kings Park, Canvey Island, Holmes, 27, of Penrith Road, Romford, Trott, 26, of Lambs Lane South, Rainham, and Waites, 19, of Upminster Road North, Rainham were all charged with assisting an offender and initially pleaded not guilty.
However, they changed their plea today (Monday, February 11) prior to the start of their trial at Basildon Crown Court.
Senior investigating officer Sergeant Peter Swan, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Billy Boom’s dangerous riding has left the victim with injuries which will affect her for the rest of her life.
“The calculated actions of Morris, Holmes, Trott, and Waites clearly showed their main priority was removing evidence from the scene, rather than the welfare of the victim.
“That is not only unlawful, but reprehensible behaviour.
“This collision shows that unauthorised events like these – illegal cruising and street racing – are dangerous and can have devastating consequences.
“I want to praise the victim’s bravery throughout this process and hope these convictions will provide her with some solace.”
All five men are due to be sentenced on Friday, March 15.

Police are appealing for information following a serious RTC in the Manorway, Corringham.
A motorbike was in collision with another vehicle just before 9.15pm today (Wednesday, June 14).
The rider of the motorbike has suffered a serious, potentially life-changing, leg injury.
Sergeant Mark Ammon, of the Chigwell Roads Policing Unit, said: “There was a large group of people in The Manorway at the time of the crash and I believe many would have been filming on their mobile phones at the time.
“A large number of people left the scene before we arrived and I am keen to speak to them and I particularly want to speak to anyone who has footage of the collision.
“This crash has resulted in the rider of the motorbike suffering a serious injury and it is important for us to find out how it happened. I urge anyone who has any information to come forward.”
Anyone with any information or video footage is asked to contact the Chigwell Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident 1052 of 14/06.

Information from Essex Police Media Centre.


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