Driver ‘didn’t appear unfit after crash’, court told

Henry Bett, son of Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett, pictured at Huntingdon Crown Court where he is standing trial for causing death by dangerous driving. July 6 2015.  NEWSTEAM/SWNS
Henry Bett, son of Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Bett, pictured at Huntingdon Crown Court where he is standing trial for causing death by dangerous driving. July 6 2015. NEWSTEAM/SWNS

A jury has heard there was nothing to suggest the son of Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner was unfit to drive in the aftermath of a fatal crash.

Henry Bett is currently on trial accused of causing the death of Rebecca Brown by dangerous driving in a crash at Castle Acre in December 2013. He denies the charge.

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Giving evidence to Peterborough Crown Court, sitting at Huntingdon, PC Jeremy Blamire, who was the first officer on the scene, said Bett had seemed “distraught” after the crash.

However, he said there was nothing to suggest Bett, son of Norfolk police and crime commissioner Stephen Bett, was unfit to drive.

He said Bett had also passed a breath test after the crash.

However, prosecutors have already said that Bett had taken cocaine in the hours prior to the incident.

PC Blamire also told the jury that he had approached the crash site from the same direction that Mr Brown had been travelling, adding: “The sun was in my eyes.”

Bett is expected to give evidence in his defence later this week. The case continues.