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Guilty verdict after man dies from “horrific injuries” after being dragged by car for 100 metres

PUBLISHED: 17:26 18 January 2016 | UPDATED: 09:34 20 January 2016

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He was first struck by a car in Swanley

A man has been found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving after a person was struck by his car in Swanley and then dragged along a road.

Erasmus Ahwoi, 30, Croydon, had agreed to meet up with Thomas Rossiter, 42 in Hart Dyke Road on July 4 last year.

The pair were both in the car when an argument started, Mr Rossiter decided to leave the car, during which Ahwoi’s car smashed into him, dragging him along the road for 100 metres.

Ahwoi was arrested six days later, after the car he was driving was traced back to a rental company in Croydon.

He was convicted today (Monday) at Maidstone Crown Court, following a trial towards the end of last year.

DCI Nick Gossett said: “Mr Rossiter found himself trapped underneath the car as Ahwoi made no attempt to stop the vehicle and fled the scene. He suffered a number of horrific injuries which ultimately led to his death.

“I would like to thank the family for the dignity and courage they have shown throughout this investigation and witnesses for the evidence they have given, which has helped ensure Ahwoi was brought before the courts.”

Ahwoi will appear for sentencing on the week starting February 8.

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