Met officer’s son, 20, who escaped prosecution for killing two men in drug-drive crash is being hunted by police three days after a court ordered his arrest over an assault charge
- Max Coopey, 20, is wanted by the police after failing to turn up to a court date
- The fugitive’s father is a Metropolitan Police sergeant named Russel Coopey
- The 20-year-old has been charged with assaulting a man in a Surrey hospital
- Coopey escaped prosecution for killing two men in a drug-driving crash in 2018
The fugitive son of a police sergeant is still being hunted three days after a court ordered his arrest over an assault.
Despite holding a warrant for his immediate detention, police have been unable to find 20-year-old Max Coopey who skipped bail and failed to appear in court on an assault charge on Tuesday.
Coopey, who hit the headlines in August 2018 when an Audi car which he was driving while high on cannabis mowed down and killed two men in Sunninghill, Berks.
Families of the men who died, John Shackley and Jason Imi, were angry that Crown prosecutors ruled against charging Coopey with causing the deaths, instead prosecuting him for driving while using cannabis.
On Tuesday, Coopey had been ordered to appear before Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court to answer a charge of common assault on an alleged victim named in the indictment as Paul Storey.
Max Coopey, 20, who escaped prosecution for killing two men in a drug-drive crash in 2018, is being hunted by police three days after a court ordered his arrest over an assault charge
The assault was alleged to have happened last December at Kingston-on-Thames Hospital in Surrey.
Coopey, who was living with his Metropolitan Police sergeant father Russel Coopey and his former Met policewoman mother, Catherine, in Ascot, Berks., was arrested following the alleged assault at the hospital on December 17.
He was later granted bail to appear at Wimbledon Court on Tuesday.
The presiding magistrate was told by the court clerk that Coopey had failed to surrender to his bail and therefore ordered that an immediate warrant for his arrest be issued.
The court heard that warning letters telling Coopey that he needed to appear at court for an 11am hearing on Tuesday had been sent to two separate addresses.
‘The bench is content to agree that a warrant not backed for bail should be issued.’
Fugitive Max Coopey was living with his Metropolitan Police sergeant father Russel Coopey (pictured) and his former Met policewoman mother, Catherine, in Ascot, Berks.
It was expected that officers from Thames Valley Police would go to the Coopey family’s £1 million home in The Burlings, Ascot, Berks.
However, a spokesman for the Wimbledon court said today that Coopey had still not been found and arrested.
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