Attempted murder charge

By staff reporter in Local People

A Gloucester man, arrested after a woman was badly injured in a hit and run incident on Monday morning, has appeared in court charged with attempted murder.

Delroy Lee Nelson, 42, of Quenneys Close, Matson is charged with the attempted murder of Ann-Marie Bills on May 8.

Andrew Escott-Watson, prosecuting, told the chair of the bench that the alleged offence was against the background of a domestic relationship between Mr Nelson and Ms Bills which broke down in April.

The day before the incident, the prosecutor alleged, Mr Nelson part exchanged his Vauxhall Insignia car for a dark Volkswagen Golf.

He alleged: "At 5:30am she was walking to her place of work. We say Mr Nelson had parked his car in Winneycroft Lane and it is alleged he waited for her.

"She walks past him, before he drives at her at speed, crossed over the lane, mounted the grass verge and hit her from behind," alleged Mr Escott-Watson.

"She suffered very severe injuries, multiple fractures to her spine, legs and skull. The Crown alleges he made no attempt to stop and drove off in the direction of the motorway bridge."

Nelson was committed to the crown court at Gloucester and remanded in custody until a hearing there on June 9.

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