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13 November 2012, 13:00
A man appeared in court today following a police chase in which the car he was said to be driving crashed into a lamp post, killing two of his passengers.
27 year old Michael Cush from Luke Place is accused of causing death by dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop, driving with no licence and having no insurance.
He was arrested when a grey Audi A3, being pursued by the police, collided with the lamp post on Mardley Hill, Woolmer Green in Hertfordshire, at 2:40am on Friday 2nd November.
The chase began when the vehicle failed to stop for police on Stevenage Leisure Park.
Karl Spencer, 25, died at the scene and Cameron Nimmo, 20, died at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge the next day.
Because police were involved in the pursuit, the crash is being investigated by officers from Essex. It has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Defence barrister Liam Walker did not make an application for bail.
Judge Stephen Warner remanded Cush in custody. The case was adjourned for a plea hearing on 16th January.
A 21 year old man from Bedford was also arrested on suspicion of aggravated vehicle taking. He has been bailed until 8th February 2013.