Lorry driver charged with causing death of motorcyclist

The scene of the crash at the junction of Bradford Street and St Peter's Way. Picture by Michelle Dolan.

The scene of the crash at the junction of Bradford Street and St Peter's Way. Picture by Michelle Dolan.

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The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

A LORRY driver has been charged with killing a grandfather by careless driving.

Andrew Patton, aged 32, of Holyoake Road, Worsley, is alleged to have caused the death of Michael Stockton, a motorcyclist, by driving carelessly.

Mr Stockton suffered fatal injuries after the Honda motorbike he was riding was involved in a crash with an HGV tipper truck in Bradford Street, The Haulgh, on September 5 last year.

Mr Stockton, from St Helens, was described by his family as being a “loving husband, father and grandfather”.

He was on the way to work as a joiner when the crash happened.

He was said to have a lifelong interest in pigeons and was a successful breeder and racer.

Patton is due to appear at Bolton Magistrates Court today.


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