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Ellie Underhill: Four in court over death of young woman who fell from car bonnet

By Richard Guttridge | Dudley | Crime | Published:

Four people have appeared in court over the death of a young woman who fell from the bonnet of a car in a supermarket car park.

Ellie Underhill was injured on Boxing Day 2016 and died a week later

Ellie Underhill, who was 20, died a week after suffering head injuries at Tesco Extra, on Birmingham Road, Dudley, on Boxing Day 2016.

Luke Hickman, aged 19, of Wassell Road, Wollescote, is accused of unlawfully killing her.

He appeared before magistrates in Walsall this morning charged with manslaughter.

Walsall Magistrates' Court

Ross Bingham, 20, of Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Elly Phillips, 19, of Seymour Road, Wollescote, and Hana Edwards, 18, of Grove Road, Wollescote, are all charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

All four spoke only to confirm their names, ages and addresses during a short hearing at the court.

No pleas have yet been entered.

They were released on bail and told to appear next at Wolverhampton Crown Court on February 7 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.

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