Search

Mechanic denies causing the death of a father-of-two by careless driving

17:44 13 June 2014

A mechanic has denied causing a road collision in which a father-of-two died before destroying a car to conceal his involvement.

Liviu Cojan, 33, is accused of causing death by careless driving on the A12 in Romford, in November 2012. Martin Pullin, 42, died in the collision.

Cojan, of Melkshan Drive, Romford, appeared at Snaresbrook Crown Court today (Fri). He pleaded not guilty to charges of causing death by careless driving, driving without insurance and perverting the course of justice.

Mr Pullin died almost instantly in the collision, which took place close to the junction with Park Rise Avenue, at about 5pm on November 9.

A second motorcyclist suffered minor injuries.

It is alleged that Cojan purchased the silver Laguna involved in the collision and destroyed it in an attempt to pervert the course of justice.

Cojan’s trial will begin on September 29. He has been released on bail monitored by an electronic tag.

At today’s plea and case management hearing Judge Tudor Owen said: “I will continue your bail but I am changing the conditions, you will now no longer need to report to Romford Police Station.

“You are now subject to a curfew at your home address between 10pm and 4am, which will be electronically monitored.”

Latest News Stories

5 minutes ago
Mayor of havering, Cllr Linda Trew comissioned Havering College of Further and Higher Education,  students to create a float. for the New Year’s Day Parade,

The mayor of Havering will dazzle spectators of the New Year’s Day Parade as she travels through the streets of London in a vintage steam train and carriage thanks to Havering College construction students.

12:00
Christmas jumpers raised enough to build a classroom for less fortunate children

As term came to a close and the ho-ho-holidays were due to start one school allowed its lucky pupils to really get into the festive spirit.

CM Atkinson from the Harold Hill Fire Station (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

One mum-of-two proves that being a woman doesn’t make a difference when it comes to fighting fires and saving lives.

Yesterday, 16:25
Deck the halls with boughs of holly - and doughnuts  (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

“You wouldn’t want to eat one, really – I’ve tried about four and even I don’t like them.”

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.