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24-year-old in court charged with causing the death of Cheltenham taxi driver, Abdul Haque

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: April 10, 2014

Gloucester Crown Court

A 24-year-old has appeared in court charged with causing the death of a devoted father-of-four.

Zack Turner of Oak View, Shurdington Road in Brockworth is alleged to have caused the death of taxi driver Abdul Haque by driving without due care and attention while over the prescribed limit.

Turner appeared at Gloucester Crown Court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing and will be back before the same court to enter a plea to the charge on July 4.

Mr Haque, 45, from St Peter’s died following the smash on August 10, last year between Andover Road and Park Place in Cheltenham.

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He left behind his wife, Rubi, 42, sons Robbie, 18, and Mumin, eight, and daughters Hazera, 14, and Riya, 13.

The collision between Mr Haque’s grey Mitsubishi Grandis taxi and a silver Audi A4 collided took place 3.30am.

Following his death, Mr Haque’s cousin, Abdul Mazid, paid tribute to the “family man” and for former schoolteacher, who taught maths in Bangladesh.

He said: “He was a very nice person and a real gentleman. He was soft-hearted, and a very calm man who loved his family, just a really great man.

“He loved teaching and working with children. It was his passion.”

Friends described him as having a “heart of gold” and said he was loyal, hardworking and loved meeting new people.

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