A car thief who killed an 80-year-old widow in a hit-and-run has been jailed for more than three years.
Unqualified driver Nathanial Teague, 26, ploughed into pensioner Alice Lucas at 60mph on a pedestrian crossing after stealing his ex-girlfriend’s Vauxhall Astra.
Her frail body was catapulted four metres in the air and landed on a grass verge – about 25 metres from where she was hit.
Teague then desperately tried to drive away but smashed his vehicle into another car.
He managed to steer the wreckage away from the scene on the A45 Coventry Road in Yardley, Birmingham, and dumped the car at his former partner’s house in Solihull, West Midlands.
Despite attempts to save Mrs Lucas, she died at the scene from her injuries.
Merlin Ferry, 22, had told police to go away and ‘investigate real crime’ when he was found with the weapon.
Officers stopped the student in his uninsured Saab and were searching for drugs when they arrested him for carrying the knife. He told the officers: ‘You can unarrest me now.
And he continued to show no remorse yesterday, complaining about being forced to get up early to travel to court from his Shropshire home.
The Marlborough-educated student received a community order after the judge delivered a stern lecture on the dangers of knife crime.
A cyber-criminal nicknamed the ‘Black Dragon’ has been jailed for masterminding an audacious attempt to hack into the UN’s computer systems to steal £6.5million worth of carbon credits.
Matthew Beddoes, 32, created a rogue ‘Trojan’ programme he called Zeus to transfer 426,108 Certified Emission Reduction credits from an account on the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism Registry in Bonn, Germany. He was jailed for 3-years…
A police community support officer (PCSO) has been jailed for seven years after being convicted of misconduct in a public office.
Father-of-two Peter Bunyan, 40, of Carharrack, near Camborne, was convicted of eight out of 12 counts of misconduct at Taunton Crown Court.
He had been accused of neglecting his duties by turning his police radio down on shifts before having sex with women.
Bunyan, an officer with Devon and Cornwall Police, denied all counts.
Just so I have this right…a man without a licence, insurance, drives at 60mph in a 30…KILLS someone on a zebra crossing… tries to drive away and crashes into another car before eventually escaping… gets THREE years… the same as a man that attempted to steal 6-million quids worth of credits… then we have waste of skin Ferry that sounds like a cracker to arrest… lol… gets a community sentence for carrying a knife…
Balance this against idiot PCSO that: didn’t kill anyone…didn’t steal anything…did a biblically stupid thing…but…
GETS SEVEN YEARS!!!!! Holy crap…
Good old court eh?