Millionaire Qatari businessman denies killing pedestrians in his £ 250k Rolls Royce Wraith in London
Millionaire Qatari businessman, 41, who ‘murdered pedestrian, 66, with his purple £ 250,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith near Buckingham Palace’, denies having caused death from careless driving
- Hassan Nasser Al-Thani appeared at Old Bailey via video link from Doha, Qatar
- The 41-year-old has denied having caused death by careless or negligent driving
- Charles Roberts, 66, died after being hit by Al-Thani’s Rolls-Royce in London
- Al-Thani interrogated at the Hyde Park Corner scene in 2019 and was later charged
A millionaire Qatari businessman today denied the death of a pedestrian in a £ 250,000 Rolls-Royce near Buckingham Palace.
Hassan Nasser Al-Thani, 41, collided with 66-year-old Charles Roberts while driving the purple Rolls-Royce Wraith around Hyde Park Corner, it is said.
He quit and was charged with causing the death of Mr. Roberts in the early hours of August 22, 2019.
Hassan Nasser Al-Thani (left) appeared via video link from Qatar, where he denied that he had caused death by careless or negligent driving after Charles Roberts (right) was murdered in 2019.
Mr Roberts, of Harpenden, Herts, died at the scene of the crash at Duke of Wellington Place, leaving the Rolls Royce with a large crack on the windshield.
Al-Thani appeared in Old Bailey today via video link from Doha, Qatar’s capital.
Assisted by an interpreter, he denied having caused death by careless or negligent driving.
Paul Edwards, said defensively, ‘I have had a problem meeting Mr Al-Thani in person, given that Qatar is on the red list for Covid.
“It got on the list on March 19th.”
Mr. Edwards added: “With the government’s announcement this week, we hope to meet the defendant in a third country with the safe countries.”
A purple Rolls-Royce car was seen in the cordon after the August 2019 crash
The location of the Rolls Royce crash in Hyde Park Corner in central London
The court was told that Al-Thani’s defense team will prepare a reconstruction of the accident to show the jury.
Al-Thani, who owns a luxury apartment near Hyde Park on Prince of Wales Terrace, denies having caused death from careless or negligent driving.
He was released on bail prior to his trial at the Old Bailey on March 28 the next year.