‘Road rage’ killing: Man remanded in custody after coronavirus-related death of Tahereh Pirali-Dashti months after crash

Police at the scene of an altercation on the North Circular Road, NW11. Picture: David Nathan

Police at the scene of an altercation on the North Circular Road, NW11. Picture: David Nathan - Credit: Archant

A alleged road rage killer has appeared in court accused of running over a woman who has since died of coronavirus and her previous injuries.

Tahereh Pirali-Dashti, 40, was first injured in an incident on the North Circular Road in January which saw a man allegedly run her over after a minor crash near Henlys Corner on January 20.

Robert Barrow 54, of Chigwell, was charged with murder and assault of a 56-year-old man.

Mrs Pirali-Dashti was critically injured following the incident. She died in hospital on April 10 of a combination of Covid-19, pneumonia and cardiac arrest following multiple injuries.

On Tuesday, Barrow appeared at the Old Bailey via video link. He has been remanded in custody until a July 7 plea hearing.