A suspect has appeared in court after being charged with causing the death of an eight-year-old boy who died following a collision on a zebra crossing in London.
The incident happened on February 19, when Mustafa Mohammed Ahmed was crossing the road with his family to go to the Greenwich Islamic Centre. The young boy was hit by a motorcycle, and despite efforts from the emergency services, he died at the scene.
The suspect, Nicholas Hopkins, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death while driving uninsured and unlicensed, two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, possession of cannabis, racially aggravated public order offence, and failing to provide a sample of blood.
The incident also left Mustafa’s father, Mohammed Mow Ahmed, and his older brother Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, 10, with serious injuries, and they were taken to the hospital.
Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed was discharged but continues to receive treatment for his life-changing injuries, while the man in his forties is still in a serious condition in hospital.
Hopkins appeared at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on March 16, and is due to appear at the Central Criminal Court on April 12. The family of the young boy has been informed and is receiving support from specialist officers.