Man charged over death of girl after lorry and minibus collided appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a 14-year-old girl when a bin lorry and a school minibus collided.

Nicholas Buck, 52, was granted unconditional bail after making a brief appearance at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

The charge relates to a collision on July 7 last year which resulted in the death of Holly Brown.

Holly was among a party of 21 students from a school in Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, when the collision occurred on the A38 Kingsbury Road in Castle Vale, Birmingham.

Buck, of Kingshurst Way, Kingshurst, Birmingham, spoke only to confirm his personal details and was not asked to enter a plea.

Magistrates ordered Buck to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on April 26.

In a tribute issued shortly after the crash, Holly’s parents and twin sister Emma, said: "We are so proud of what you achieved.

"We will miss you so much but you will always be in our thoughts, hearts and prayers."