‘The son of two police officers who killed two pedestrians while high on drugs has had his curfew lifted by a judge because it was interfering with his search for a job.
Max Coopey was subject to an overnight curfew while on bail awaiting an appeal hearing against his conviction for driving while disqualified and without insurance.
The 18-year-old killed father-of-three Jason Imi, 48, and his colleague John Shackley, 61, as they were walking back from dinner in Ascot in August 2018.
Late last year he was given a 12-week custodial sentence and conviction for driving while disqualified.
But the 18-year-old, who walked free from jail after serving only one week in November last year, has returned to court to argue his bail conditions are too strict.
Prosecuting, Jai Patel, told Reading Crown Court: ‘The application is to lift the curfew and the electronic monitoring requirement in its entirety.
‘Of course, bail was granted by the court, including the curfew requirement and this is a post-conviction appeal. It is entirely a matter for the court.
‘The Crown’s view, however, is that the conditions were imposed for good reason. If Mr Coopey has interviews, he should be able to attend those interviews and variations should be granted for that purpose and at such time as he has a job, the curfew may need to be varied.’
Judge Edward Burgess heard Coopey’s appeal date had been pushed back from November last year to April this year because of the availability of court time.’
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