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Police officer bailed over death crash

PUBLISHED: 17:49 01 April 2009 | UPDATED: 11:30 12 August 2010

A POLICE officer appeared in court charged with causing the death of a grandmother. Malcolm Searles, 23, who continues to be suspended on full pay from Bromley police since his car hit receptionist Sandy Simpson, 61, on August 23 last year, appeared at

A POLICE officer appeared in court charged with causing the death of a grandmother.

Malcolm Searles, 23, who continues to be suspended on full pay from Bromley police since his car hit receptionist Sandy Simpson, 61, on August 23 last year, appeared at Westminster Magistrates last Thursday .

Searles, from Swanley, is charged with causing death by dangerous driving, three counts of dangerous driving and three counts of speeding.

Mrs Simpson was on an evening stroll with her family when she was knocked down by Searles' car.

She leaves behind he childhood sweetheart Pete, sons Darren, 28, Elliot, 22, and daughter Natasha, 32, as well as grandsons Jacob and Sonny.

Searles was granted unconditional bail until he appears at Southwark Crown Court on May 27.

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