A Margate man accused of causing his girlfriend’s death in Thailand by reckless driving is appealing for help

Danny Glass has appealed for help to fund his defence

Former Margate man Danny Glass  is appealing for help to defend himself against a charge of reckless driving causing death.

The 29-year-old was formally charged when he presented himself at Thalang Police Station in Thailand on May 27.

His long-term partner Sophie Emma Rose Anderson, 41, died in  the crash in Thepkrasattri Road in Thalang on May 8. She fell from the bike and was crushed by a truck.

Ms Anderson was six months pregnant. She leaves a 5-year-old son.

Danny Glass and Sophie Anderson

The truck driver, who fled the scene, was also formally charged with reckless driving.

Now Danny has appeared on YouTube asking for donations to help pay for his defence.

In the video Danny says: “It was an accident. It was not the driver’s fault that he ran her over, it was an accident on his side and on my side. No one is to blame.”

He added: “I need to get the best lawyers, team of lawyers, and legal aid. They are going to take me to court in the near future so I need to get a lawyer once I get funding and ask how they can help me get these charges revoked.

“I do not have the money to fund it so I need your help. It is a really bad situation to be in. My pregnant girlfriend has died and I want to be able to go through the grieving process. I do not want to get into serious trouble for something that was an accident.

“Please help me.”

Danny has set up a YouCaring.com page and has so far raised £1,275 of his £7,000 target.

Thalang Police say files are still being put together for the public prosecutor who will decide if the case is to be heard in court.

Find the fundraising page here