Keeper in court over death crash

A CHAMPIONSHIP goalkeeper has appeared in court to face charges relating to a crash which claimed the lives of two youngsters.

A CHAMPIONSHIP goalkeeper has appeared in court to face charges relating to a crash which claimed the lives of two youngsters.

Plymouth stopper Luke McCormick appeared at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court today for a preliminary hearing over the deaths of Arron Peak, 10, and his brother Ben, eight.

McCormick, a former England youth international, is charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. The court was told that a charge of driving without insurance has been withdrawn.

Grieving mum Amanda Peak, 30, watched on as McCormick, wearing a dark suit, spoke only to confirm his identity and that he understood the proceedings.


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The boys, from Partington, Manchester, were killed on the M6 in Staffordshire on June 7. Their father, Phil Peak, 37, suffered a suspected broken neck and back in the accident.

McCormick, 24, is understood to have been returning home to Coventry following the wedding celebrations of former team-mate and Ipswich Town player, David Norris, which were held at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton.

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