Court to hear Jack Shepherd speedboat death conviction appeal

A man found guilty of killing his date in a speedboat incident is set to have a challenge against his conviction heard at the Court of Appeal.

Jack Shepherd was jailed for six years over the death of 24-year-old Charlotte Brown, who was thrown from his boat when it capsized on the River Thames during their first date in December 2015.

The 31-year-old web developer went on the run ahead of his Old Bailey trial and was convicted in his absence of manslaughter by gross negligence in July 2018.

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