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Man appears in court charged over crash death following police chase

Brandon Daniels is accused of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving over the death of Sarah Giles.

A man has appeared in court charged with killing a 20-year-old woman in a two-car crash following a police chase.

Brandon Daniels, 20, is accused of causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving after an Audi A3 being pursued by police collided with a Volkswagen Golf in Kingstanding, Birmingham, on Sunday.

Sarah Giles, who was a passenger in the Volkswagen, died after the collision, while the vehicle’s driver and a passenger in the Audi were critically injured.

Daniels, who also faces charges of driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a licence, was remanded in custody at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The defendant, of Chingford Road, Kingstanding, appeared in the dock wearing a grey t-shirt and jogging bottoms.

A further hearing will take place at Birmingham Crown Court on August 29.

Three passengers in the Audi, two aged 17 and one aged 20, have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Ms Giles’s parents paid tribute to their “loving daughter”, saying: “She brought sunshine into the lives of everybody who knew her, with her wonderful smile and beautiful heart.”

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