A WOMAN has appeared in court after a man died as a result of a crash in Southend.

Lauren Hope, 27, of York Road, Southend, was summonsed to appear at Southend Magistrates Court on November 26, and this hearing was adjourned.

A new court date has not been set.

Motorbike rider John Hevey, 61, of Sherwood Road, Southend, sadly passed away on Tuesday November 20 following a crash with a BMW in Eastern Avenue on May 21.

The inquest into Mr Hevey's death opened at Essex Coroner's Court on Thursday in Chelmsford, and has been adjourned until all criminal proceedings have concluded.

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Police will liaise with the Crown Prosecution Service in regards to the investigation.