Man, 21, charged over death of Piotr Caban in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 17:09 26 October 2017

Piotr Caban was a member of Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club.
Picture: Valerie Newton

Piotr Caban was a member of Welwyn Garden City Sailing Club. Picture: Valerie Newton


A 21-year-old is to appear at crown court in connection with the death of a pedestrian in Welwyn Garden City.

Piotr Caban, 43, died in hospital on Thursday, February 2, after he was injured the previous evening in Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City.

The dad was a highly-skilled IT specialist and had moved from Poland to Welwyn Garden City in July to take up a job with Roche in Shire Park after being head-hunted.

On October 16, Billy Woodcraft appeared at St Albans Magistrates’ Court in connection with Mr Caban’s death.

The defendant, of Birch Green, Hertford, faces four charges.

Woodcraft is charged with driving a BMW Mini in Tewin Road without due care and attention, causing the death of Mr Caban.

He is charged with using a vehicle when there was no third party insurance.

He is also accused of driving dangerously in Tewin Road and Bridge Road in Welwyn Garden City on Wednesday, February 1.

The fourth charge is intent to pervert the course of justice.

It is alleged that Woodcraft knew his vehicle had been involved in a crash and he deliberately arranged for the windscreen to be replaced in order to remove evidence.

Woodcraft’s case has been sent for trial at St Albans Crown Court on November 11 or any other such date that the court directs.

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