A man has appeared in court in relation to the death of 18-year-old Marcus Simmons-Allen following a hit-and-run in Trafford.

Connor Matthews, 22, appeared in the dock at Manchester Magistrates’ Court this afternoon in a navy blue tracksuit.

He confirmed his name, age and address.

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Mr Matthews is charged with offences of causing death by dangerous driving; driving otherwise in accordance with a licence; and driving without insurance.

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Police were called to reports of a collision between a car and pedestrian on George Richards Way in Broadheath, Altrincham, shortly after 9pm on October 10.

Paramedics attended and Marcus Simmons-Allen, from Altrincham, was taken to hospital, where he later died.

No formal pleas were entered during today's hearing.

An application for bail was made on behalf of Mr Matthews by his lawyer, Adam Croft.

However, judge Jean Carter remanded Mr Matthews, of Portland Road, Stretford, in custody until his next hearing at Manchester Crown Court.

The case was adjourned for pre-trial and preparation hearing on November 22.

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