ANOTHER new date has been set for an appeal hearing for a man challenging a conviction for dangerous driving arising from an incident in December 2020.

Kyle Roney denied the charge but was found guilty after a trial before magistrates in Peterlee, in July, last year.

The case was committed to be sentenced at Durham Crown Court, but when it was heard, several weeks later, it was said that the defendant was launching an eleventh-hour appeal against the conviction.

His appeal was to be heard on November 4, but for various reasons, including witness difficulties and lack of court time, the hearing was further put back to March 14 this year, then May 26.

The case was mentioned at the court, again, today (Friday June 24) when Recorder Ian Mullarkey set another agreed date for the appeal to be heard, next month, almost a year after the original conviction.

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Roney, 33, formerly of Southwick in Sunderland, but now with an address in Gosport, Hampshire, was said to have driven dangerously in a Vauxhall Corsa car, in Bede and Barwick streets, in Easington Colliery, on December 18, 2020.

It followed an incident in which a woman was said to have been hit by the Corsa and briefly carried on its bonnet, before falling from the vehicle, uninjured, at about 10.30am.

Roney was said to have then driven from the scene but was arrested later and identified by the victim as having been at the wheel of the Corsa at the time of the incident.

The new date agreed for the appeal against the conviction was Friday July 15.

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