Police arrest Ely man who failed to turn up at court to face charge of causing death by dangerous driving

PUBLISHED: 16:06 17 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:47 17 September 2014

The man was handed the sentence at Luton Crown Court last week.

The man was handed the sentence at Luton Crown Court last week.


Police have arrested an Ely man after he failed to appear at court to face charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

Jose Eduardo Gomes, 44, of Welland Place, was due before Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Monday in connection with the death of Tania Macedo, who died in a collision on the A10, near Little Thetford, on October 23 last year.

Ms Macedo was a passenger in a blue Honda Civic.

A three-year-old girl who was in the rear of the car suffered serious injuries but recovered following treatment at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge.

The other vehicles involved were a silver Volvo V70 and a blue Renault Megane.

The driver of the Volvo, a 34-year-old man, was uninjured.

Two passengers in the vehicle, a 38-year-old woman and a seven-year-old boy, both from the Ely area, suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Renault, a second 43-year-old man, was uninjured.

Following the incident, Gomes was charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and causing death whilst driving when unlicensed.

But a warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to attend a hearing before magistrates.

Cambridgeshire police confirmed that Gomes has since been arrested and is being held in custody.

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