A 31-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences including causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal road traffic collision in Grimsby.
Anton Watson from Bowers Avenue, Grimsby has been charged with six offences including death by dangerous driving, failing to report an accident, failing to stop, failing to provide a specimen for analysis, and driving while disqualified and without the correct insurance.
It follows an incident reported to us on Scartho Road on the night of Saturday 7 December just before midnight. A man was found seriously injured in the street who sadly later died in hospital.
Anton Watson is due to appear at Grimsby Magistrates Court today.
The deceased man, who was a pedestrian, has been named by his family as Mark Andrew Batty, 41, from Grimsby. Mr Batty’s family are being supported by officers.
We would like to thank everyone who has helped with our appeal so far, but we’re still appealing to anyone who might have seen what happened, might have CCTV or dash cam footage, or who saw a red Ford Focus in the area around the time to contact us.
There was an incident last night off Scartho rd Grimsby down the pathway next to were scartho baths use to be.
At around 8.35 Sonia Mullins see three youths fighting. At first she didn’t know what to do about it.
Sonia who is a cousin of Ben Tilling, Who was murdered with a knife in 2007 on Lord Street Grimsby, was out walking her dog and decided to shout and tell them to stop ! At that point one of the youths shouted “Hey Mrs He’s got a knife.
The woman Sonia Mullins , Who as four kids herself, Was in shock and intervened and managed to get the knife from one of the youths who are around the age of 14-15yrs old.
I spoke to to the woman earlier and this is what she said..
I don’t really know what to say about this, as I am still in shock! I was only out walking my dog ,when I came across 3 youths fighting, I wasn’t going to intervene, until one of the youths shouted… “Hey mrs… he’s got a knife!!! My first thoughts was to stop and get the knife off the person Which I did, I sent two of the boys one way and the other boy another way, I am now sat in total shock as this could of ended really badly, please be aware carrying a knife could kill.
It was at this point Sonia told me something sad.
Sonia said she lost her cousin Ben Tilling Who was murdered on Lord Street with a knife in November 2007 and wouldn’t like to see anything happen like that again.
“I think Ben would be proud of what we are trying to achieve and what I did last night stopping someone else getting hurt”
Sonia, Did say the youth who had the knife was polite when she took the knife from him, But stated one of the youths was threatening, But I refused to leave and the the other friend of the youth with the knife told him to give me the knife.