Millionaire Qatari businessman, 41, who ‘killed pedestrian, 66, along with his purple £250,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith close to Buckingham Palace’ denies inflicting demise by careless driving
- Hassan Nasser Al-Thani appeared at Previous Bailey through video hyperlink from Doha, Qatar
- The 41-year-old has denied inflicting demise by careless or thoughtless driving
- Charles Roberts, 66, died after being struck by Al-Thani’s Rolls-Royce in London
- Al-Thani questioned at scene at Hyde Park Nook in 2019 and was later charged
A millionaire Qatari businessman right now denied inflicting the demise of a pedestrian in a £250,000 Rolls-Royce close to Buckingham Palace.
Hassan Nasser Al-Thani, 41, collided with 66-year-old Charles Roberts whereas driving the purple Rolls-Royce Wraith round Hyde Park Nook, it’s mentioned.
He stopped and was charged with inflicting the demise of Mr Roberts within the early hours of August 22, 2019.
Hassan Nasser Al-Thani (left) appeared through video hyperlink from Qatar, the place he denied inflicting demise by careless or thoughtless driving after Charles Roberts (proper) was killed in 2019
Mr Roberts, from Harpenden, Herts, died on the scene of the crash on Duke of Wellington Place whereas the Rolls Royce was left with a big crack on the windscreen.
Al-Thani appeared on the Previous Bailey right now through video-link from Doha, the capital of Qatar.
Assisted by an interpreter, he denied inflicting demise by careless or thoughtless driving.
Paul Edwards, defending mentioned: ‘I’ve had a problem with seeing Mr Al-Thani nose to nose, in gentle of the truth that Qatar is on the purple listing for Covid.
‘It went on the listing on 19 March.’
Mr Edwards added: ‘We hope with the announcement of the federal government this week with the secure nations to satisfy the defendant in a 3rd nation.’
A purple Rolls-Royce automotive was seen contained in the cordon following the crash in August 2019
The placement of the crash involving the Rolls Royce at Hyde Park Nook in central London
The court docket was advised Al-Thani’s defence workforce will likely be making ready a reconstruction of the accident to indicate the jury.
Al-Thani, who has a luxurious residence close to Hyde Park on Prince of Wales Terrace, denies inflicting demise by careless or thoughtless driving.
He was bailed forward of his trial on the Previous Bailey on March 28 subsequent 12 months.