Thursday, 6 March 2014

M&S 'Trolley Rage' Death: Woman In Court Charged With Manslaughter

A woman accused of the 'trolley rage' killing of a fellow Christmas shopper at a busy Marks & Spencer's store appeared in court for the first time today.

Melanie Serita Buck, 32, of Chelford Road, Bromley is charged with the manslaughter of Michael Buckley, 60, at the town's major shopping mall, The Glades, on December 22, 2012.

She spoke only to confirm her name, age and address during the short hearing at Bromley Magistrates' Court and was sent to Croydon Crown Court on unconditional bail to appear for a preliminary hearing on March 20.

She is also charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on retired widower Mr. Buckley, of Whatman Road, Forest Hill, who died on March 5, last year after sustaining injuries including a broken hip and wrist, plus further complications.

He was injured shortly before 1pm as Christmas shoppers packed the popular store.

Mr. Buckley, who lost wife Irene two years before his death, died at Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent.

He weighed just eight stone and had severe hearing problems and had retired from an office job at Camberwell New Green Cemetery.

After the hearing Buck covered her face with a silk scarf as she left the courthouse.

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