AN ANDOVER man is to go on trial for causing death by dangerous driving.

Benjamin Jobling, of Romney Road, is accused of driving dangerously which led to a collision in Smannell Road on February 25, last year, which killed pedestrian Martin Rogers, of Bridge Street.

Mr Jobling, aged 20, appeared before Judge Andrew Barnett for a plea hearing at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday.

He entered a plea of not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving as Mr Rogers’ family were sat in the public gallery.

Judge Barnett has set a date for the trial, expected to last seven days, to begin on November 18.

Following his death, Mr Rogers’ family said in a tribute: “Martin was someone that was deeply loved. He had a kind soul and was a caring person to all that he met.

“He will be deeply missed, he will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.

“We love you, lots of love from mum, brother Dean, sister Charlene, partner Dani and all that knew him.

“We would also like to thank the ambulance service for everything they did for him.”

Mr Jobling was released on unconditional bail.