Driver arrested over death of Welwyn Garden City musician released without charge

PUBLISHED: 06:30 28 September 2011

James McGee

James McGee


THE driver who was arrested over the death of a gifted musician from WGC has been released without charge.

James McGee was killed in a suspected hit-and-run after his bicycle was in collision with a car in Ware on June 8.

Mr McGee, 37, who led the WGC Orchestra from the age of 14, was a skilled jazz musician and a classical violinist.

Police confirmed that a 24-year-old, from Broxbourne, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident, would face no further police action.

Police said it would not be “appropriate” to make any comment.

Paying tribute to Mr McGee, shortly after his death, Bill Menzies, owner of WGC music store City Sounds, said: “He was a really well-known local musician.”

“He will be missed by a lot of people.

“He was a really talented musician.”

A police spokeswoman told the WHT: “The investigation is still ongoing in conjunction with the coroner.”

She added: “We don’t want to go into too much detail pre-empting the inquest.”

She said the inquest was likely to be held “before Christmas”.

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