Charging announcement: Alan Marks charged with dangerous driving


West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have authorised Warwickshire Police to charge Alan Marks, aged 64, with dangerous driving following an incident last year when the car he was driving crashed into a coffee house in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Graham Hubbard, Sector Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands CPS, said:

"I have advised officers from Warwickshire Police that there is sufficient evidence and that it is in the public interest to charge Alan Marks with one count of driving a motor vehicle dangerously arising from a road traffic accident on 23 April 2012 in Stratford-upon-Avon town centre when Mr Marks' VW Touran crashed into a Costa Coffee outlet.

"The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

"The defendant will appear at Solihull Magistrates Court on Friday 7 June 2013."

Neil Brunton, Deputy Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police said: "Following the road traffic collision in Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon on 23 April 2012, the Crown Prosecution Service took the decision to charge Alan Marks, aged 64-years of Shottery, Stratford upon Avon with the offence of dangerous driving. He has been released on police bail to appear before magistrates in Solihull on Friday 7 June 2013."