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Blackett Road Fury: Shocking claim about what happened to Rhyce Harding in alleged attack by defendant Bradley Wilkinson

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Rhyce Harding was the victim of an alleged attack of road rage. Image: supplied.

A man charged with manslaughter following an alleged fatal road rage incident in Sydney’s west is alleged to have “intentionally and forcefully” restrained the victim against his moving vehicle, according to court documents.

Bradley Wilkinson, 39, appeared at Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday morning, just a day after handing himself in at Mount Druitt police station.

Police allege Rhyce Harding, 27, died when a utility vehicle dragged him 100 meters along a busy road and left him to die.

The fatal incident on Jersey Rd, Blackett on Thursday morning sparked a police chase and a public appeal for information.

Rhyce Harding was the victim of an alleged attack of road rage. Image: supplied.

On Friday morning, Wilkinson handed himself in at Mount Druitt police station before being charged with several offences, including manslaughter, failing to stop and assist after a vehicle impact causing death and dangerous driving causing death.

Wilkinson was brought to court from Amber Laurel Correctional Center in western Sydney, where he appeared on screen via video link wearing a black hoodie.

He was supported in court by two men who then left with Wilkinson’s lawyer, Javid Faiz.

Inside the court, Faiz did not file a bail application as the matter was adjourned for three weeks.

Mr Faiz asked if Mr Wilkinson could be provided with his medication while in custody before Mr Wilkinson intervened.

“They gave it to me… The nurse is looking after me here, they are very professional,” Mr Wilkinson said, clasping his hands.

Bradley Wilkinson's lawyer, Javid Faiz, left Parramatta Local Court on Saturday. Image: NewsWire/Steve Zemek.

Bradley Wilkinson’s lawyer, Javid Faiz, left Parramatta Local Court on Saturday. Image: NewsWire/Steve Zemek.

Police appealed for information about a white ute. Image: New South Wales Police.

Police appealed for information about a white ute. Image: New South Wales Police.

In court documents filed, police say Wilkinson is accused of “intentionally and forcefully restraining the victim against a moving vehicle.”

Faiz told the court he was waiting to see if prosecutors would proceed with the charge of manslaughter.

Police also seized a white Toyota Hilux in Mileham Street, Windsor and it will undergo a forensic examination.

Police had previously requested information about a white utility vehicle with a metal tray and black canopy.

The fatal incident on Jersey Rd, Blackett on Thursday morning sparked a police chase and a public appeal for information.

The fatal incident on Jersey Rd, Blackett on Thursday morning sparked a police chase and a public appeal for information.

Harding allegedly got out of his car after he was allegedly threatened by the car following him, police said.

Harding allegedly got out of his car after he was allegedly threatened by the car following him, police said.

Police have said they will allege that Harding and Wilkinson spoke before the fatal incident.

Harding allegedly got out of his car after he was allegedly threatened by the car following him, police said.

Paramedics desperately tried to save Mr Harding, who was wearing high-visibility work clothes, but he died at the scene.

Harding was described as kind and humble in a social media post from World Gym Marsden Park, of which he was a member.

“The staff and members here at World Gym Marsden Park are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our beloved members, Rhyce Harding,” the post read.

‘Rhyce was a much-loved member of our club, who will always be remembered for his kindness, humility and dedication to his training.

‘Our deepest condolences to Rhyce’s family and loved ones. He will be missed.’

The matter will return to court on July 17.

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