Cadet: Man, 23, Charged In Court With Killing Rapper By Dangerous Driving

1 November 2019, 17:09 | Updated: 1 November 2019, 17:18

Man charged with dangerous driving which resulted in the killing of rapper Cadet
Man charged with dangerous driving which resulted in the killing of rapper Cadet. Picture: Getty

A man, 23, was charged with dangerous driving, which resulted in the death of South London rapper Cadet.

A man, 23, who appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Thursday (Oct 31) was charged with causing the death of Cadet, whose real name is Blaine Johnson.

According to Stoke-On-Trent Live, Jordon Birch was reportedly charged with dangerous driving after a collision which resulted in the death of the South London rapper.

Birch was reportedly on the A531 Main Road, Wrinehill, near Betley, in the early hours of February 9th. Cadet was a back seat passenger in a Toyota Prius taxi and was on his way to perform at Keele University.

The taxi was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Combo van driven by the defendant. The 23-year-old has also been charged with causing serious injury to Kashif Usman by dangerous driving.

Cadet was pronounced dead at the scene. Defendant Mr Usman and three other passengers who were in the taxi, were taken to hospital for treatment.

Birch did not enter any pleas. He was bailed.

Birch will appear for another court plea and trial preparation hearing on November 22.

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