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Woman cleared of careless driving over Camden Road cyclist death

Crown Prosecution Service offers no evidence after 'new material'

06 September, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

Ardian Zagani

A WOMAN charged with death by careless driving has been cleared.

Van driver Rebecca Quartey, 61, was charged in connection with the death of cyclist Ardian Zagani.

Caretaker Mr Zagani died while cycling to work on Camden Road in August 2017.

Ms Quartey, from Islington, was standing trial at Harrow Crown Court this week but on Thursday, Judge Ian Bourne QC directed the jury with a not guilty verdict. This was at the request of the prosecution.

A Crown Prosecution Service spokeswoman said: “New material was recently brought to our attention and this meant that the case no longer met the evidential test.

“As a result of this we were unable to continue with the prosecution and therefore we offered no evidence in this case.”


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