Delaney Brown: Man Charged

9 November 2012, 08:12 | Updated: 9 November 2012, 08:15

A man's been charged with the murder of a teenage cyclist knocked down in a hit and run in Luton.

Delaney Brown, 19, (right) had been cycling on Vincent Road in Leagrave on Wednesday 5 September 2012 when police think he was deliberately knocked off his bike by a BMW car.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, having suffered a broken neck. He also had crush injuries possibly caused by hitting a garden wall.

Kyle Beckford, 22, from Marsh Farm, Luton, was due to appear before Luton Magistrates' Court on Friday 9 November, charged with murdering the teenager.

At a press conference in September 2012, Delaney's grandfather, Delaney Brown senior, paid tribute to him, saying: "Delaney was a talented young man who loved music and fashion and was a brilliant artist.

"What he really wanted though was to spend his time writing and making music in his studio at home.

"The way he put words together was inspiring. He moved people with his music and spoke a lot about the world he lived in and what he saw.''

Seven other men who were questioned by officers on suspicion of conspiracy to murder Mr Brown have all been released on police bail until 28 November 2012.