Man charged with murder of Bedford man on Luton street

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A 26-year-old man appeared in court today (Fri) charged with the murder of a Bedford man who died earlier this week when he was struck by a vehicle in a Luton street.

Karan Soni, of Birchwood Avenue, in Hatfield appeared at Luton Crown Court via a video link from Bedford Prison where he is being held.

He is charged with the murder of 34-year-old Tola Piper from Bedford.

Mr Piper died on Monday (29 November) in Dewsbury Road, Luton from his injuries.

The accused will next appear in court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on February 21 when he will be expected to enter a plea to the charge of murder that he faces.

A date for his trial has been fixed for 9 May next year.

Supplied by South Beds News Agency
Edited by Paul Hutchinson for the Bedford Independent