A POLICE officer is to appear in court charged with death by dangerous driving.

PC Jamie Holloway will appear before magistrates after he was charged following the death of a 53 year-old man in 2018.

The crash happened on the A449 from Worcester to Stourport-on-Severn and involved a police car responding to an emergency call and a car driven by the 53-year-old man.

The driver of the car suffered multiple injuries and died on June 11, 2018.

The incident was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) which carried out an independent investigation into the matter.

The IOPC subsequently referred the case to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for a charging decision and PC Jamie Holloway was charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

He is set to appear at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday, July 14.

West Mercia Police assistant chief constable Rachel Jones, said: "Our thoughts continue to remain with the family and friends of the man involved at what continues to be an extremely upsetting and difficult time.

"As court proceedings are now underway, it would be inappropriate for us to make any further comment regarding the circumstances."