Kenneth Grisdale, 57, admits causing the death of Andrew Birch in a crash on the A570 in Scarisbrick

A man admitted causing the death of a Skelmersdale man after dangerously overtaking cars in his BMW.

Andrew Birch, 46, was killed in a crash on Southport Road in Scarisbrick, near Southport, at around 6pm on Tuesday, January 6 last year.

Police said a Peugeot Horizon and a Toyota Carina were involved in a head on collision near to The Villa Café after a dangerous overtake by a sports car.

Liverpool Crown Court heard the crash was caused by Kenneth Grisdale, of Hartwood Road, Southport, in his BMW 335D M Sport.

Arthur Gibson, prosecuting, said: “The incident was sparked by Grisedale making a dangerous overtaking manoeuvre”.

Judge Alan Conrad, QC, said Grisedale would be sentenced on February 22 and remanded him on bail and banned him from driving in the interim period”.

ots-andrew-birchPhoto: Andrew Birch,


Southport man charged with causing death by dangerous driving

July 16 2015

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal collision in Scarisbrick earlier this year.

Kenneth Grisedale, 56, of Hartwood Road, Southport, is due to appear at Ormskirk Magistrates Court on Tuesday 25 August.

The incident happened at around 6pm on Tuesday 6 January on the A570 Southport Road when a Peugeot Horizon and a Toyota Carina were involved in a head on collision.

The passenger in the Peugeot, 46 year old Andrew Birch from Skelmersdale, sadly died in the collision.


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