Driver, 85, accused over Desreen Brooks road death to stand trial

Geoffrey Lederman leaves an earlier pre-trial hearing at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: Dieter Pe

Geoffrey Lederman leaves an earlier pre-trial hearing at Blackfriars Crown Court. Picture: Dieter Perry - Credit: Archant

An 85-year-old accused of causing the death of young mother Desreen Brooks by driving into her will stand trial next month.

Geoffrey Lederman, of Hamilton Terrace, Maida Vale, appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday and denied causing the 33-year-old’s death by dangerous driving.

He also denied causing GBH to a student, Amy Werner, injured in the same incident in West End Lane, West Hampstead, in November 2012.

The trial is due to start on Monday, December 1.