Van driver to stand trial for RAF Northolt officer’s death
The man charged with causing the death of Group Captain Tom Barrett in March this year has been given a trial date.
Paul Luker, 51, of Beaconsfield Road, Farnham Royal, appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates Court a fortnight ago. His trial will commence on Friday October 14th at Harrow Crown Court.
Gp Capt Barrett was the Station Commander at RAF Northolt and had overall responsibility for the West London airfield and the units based there. He died after a white van reportedly collided with him as he cycled along the A40. The three-lane road runs alongside the station’s southern perimeter.
At the time of his death Gp Capt Barrett was in training for the Eurodash charity fundraiser event which a group of Northolt personnel were organising.