Man appears in court charged with causing death of three teenagers

From left, Louis Banks, Aaron Bell and Tommy Shevels.

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the deaths of three teenagers in a crash near Bedale.

Joshua Chapman, 19, of Mosquito Garth, Bedale, appeared at York Magistrates’ Court today to face three counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

18-year-old Aaron Bell, from Jervaulx, 18-year-old Tommy Shevels, and 17-year-old Louis Banks, who were both from Healey, died in a collision on July 29, 2022.

They had been travelling in a grey Alfa Romeo 147 car when it was involved in a single-vehicle crash on the B6268, Masham Road, near Thornton Watlass, Bedale.

He was released on bail and is due appear at Teesside Crown Court on March 14.

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