A suspect has appeared in court after being charged with the death of an eight-year-old boy who died after the collision on a zebra crossing.   

Mustafa Mohammed Ahmed, 8, died in the collision on Plumstead Road, in Greenwich, southeast London, on February 19.

It is understood that the young boy was crossing the road with his family to go to the Greenwich Islamic Centre when he was hit.

Nicholas Hopkins, 20, was charged with causing death by dangerous driving before appearing at Bexley Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 16.

Officers were called at 7.30pm on the Sunday to reports of a motorcycle which had collided with three pedestrians on a pedestrian crossing.

Officers, London Ambulance Service and the Air Ambulance all attended the scene.

Despite the efforts of the emergency services one of the pedestrians, Mustafa sadly died at the scene. 

His family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Mustafa's father, Mohammed Mow Ahmed and his older brother Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed, 10, who were crossing the road with him, were taken to hospital suffering serious injuries.

The man in his forties is still in a serious condition in hospital. 

While the 10-year has been discharged but continues to receive treatment for his life-changing injuries.

Hopkins was also charged with causing death while driving uninsured and unlicensed, two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, possession of cannabis, racially aggravated public order offence, and failing to provide a sample of blood.

He is next due to appear at the Central Criminal Court on Wednesday, April 12.

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