Motorcyclist appears in court after crashing into car

A motorcyclist admitted to having hit a car with a motorcycle.

James Kehoe, 28, of Lathum Close, Prescot, was arrested after being taken to hospital with what were initially thought to be serious injuries following a collision with a car on Ringway Road in Runcorn around 1.30pm on Thursday.

A Cheshire Police spokeswoman said Kehoe was charged with driving without care and attention, without insurance, without a licence, while disqualified and without protective clothing, namely a helmet.

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She said he pleaded guilty to all of the above except for the protective clothing charge which was dropped.

Kehoe has not yet argued in favor of the following allegations: possession with intent to supply Class A cocaine, related to an incident in Birmingham on February 18; attempted possession of Class B amphetamine; be involved in the supply of Class A heroin; and be involved in the supply of Class A crack.

The latest three drug charges relate to alleged drug supply activity in Merseyside and Cheshire between September 4 last year and June 9.

The scene of the collision on Thursday.

He was taken into custody to appear in Chester Magistrates’ Court on Monday. where he was returned to police custody to be sentenced for the driving cases at Chester Crown Court on Monday July 11.

A 16-year-old boy from Bootle who was riding as a passenger on the motorbike when the collision happened suffered minor injuries and was taken to Whiston Hospital, and was arrested on suspicion of burglary in connection with the motorcycle.

He was released under investigation.

The courts in Liverpool are among the busiest in the UK, with a wide variety of cases heard each week.

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Halton Road was closed at the junction with Ringway Road and Halton Court on Thursday afternoon as emergency services attended the scene and Cheshire Police road officers completed their investigation.

A member of the public told ECHO that an air ambulance had also landed in the area.

Earnest L. Veasey