Man accused of ploughing into crowd outside Halifax pub fails to turn up for court

Police at Lee Bridge, Dean Clough on June 8, 2018
Police at Lee Bridge, Dean Clough on June 8, 2018

Police are looking for a man charged with driving a van into a crowd of people outside a Halifax pub after he did not show up for a court appearance.

Christopher Jenkins, 36, of Towngate in Halifax was due to appear before Bradford Magistrates Court on Tuesday accused of dangerous driving.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Police were called to the 1904 at Dean Clough pub at Lee Bridge in June last year after a van was driven into a group of people outside.

A large number of people were at the pub following the funeral of former Boothtown Terriers rugby player Dale Brown.