UPDATE: Crawley death crash boyfriend to stand trial over Facebook posts

Minesh Parbat
Minesh Parbat

A man found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving has been remanded for trial over comments made on Facebook.

Minesh Parbat, 36, of Gregory Close, Crawley, appeared at Crawley Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday July 21) charged with displaying writing with intent to cause harassment or distress.

Sussex Police said he was remanded to appear at crown court for trial in September. There will be a bail application hearing on July 27.

A police spokesperson said it was understood the charge related to comments made on Facebook.

Parbat was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving at Lewes Crown Court on Monday (July 20), after his girlfriend Lisa Watling, from Langley Green, died after the crash on the A2011 Crawley Avenue on March 9 last year.

A jury at Lewes Crown Court heard that he was over the drink drive limit when the crash happened.

NOTE: This newspaper would like to remind its readers that this is an ongoing trial in a court of law. You have a responsibility to adhere to the ‘innocent until proven guilty’ rule of British Law. Our Facebook page is not monitored all day, every day and as such you have a responsibility as publishers on Facebook to abide by contempt of court laws. You are liable for prosecution should you break the law. Thank you. Editor, Gary Shipton

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