A KIDDERMINSTER man has been charged with causing the deaths of a 63-year-old man and his pet dog, who both died after they were hit by a car.

The victim and his dog were killed after they were hit by a car which fled the scene of the crash in Alvechurch on Sunday, August 15.

James Bullock was arrested on Friday (August 27) in Stratford-upon-Avon by officers from Warwickshire Police for public order offences.

On Saturday morning, the 28-year-old was transferred to the custody of West Mercia Police officers, who then charged him with multiple offences in connection with the death of the man and his dog on Sunday, August 15.

The crash happened in Redditch Road, Alvechurch.

Bullock has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving a vehicle – being unlicenced/uninsured, aggravated vehicle taking, using a motor vehicle on a road without insurance, driving a vehicle that failed to stop after a road accident, driving a vehicle involved in a road accident failing to report that accident, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and committing an act/series of acts with intent to pervert the course of public justice.

He has been remanded to appear in court next week.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "We would like to thank the public, media and our colleagues at Warwickshire Police for their support in locating Bullock."