Peter Renshaw Sentenced to Five Years Three Months for Causing Death of Owen Wightman

07/06/2012

Peter Renshaw was today sentenced to five years and three months in prison for causing the death of six year old Owen Wightman on 18 June 2011.

Jane Cryer, District Crown Prosecutor with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said: "On 18 June 2011, Owen Wightman's life was cut tragically short and his family suffered a heartbreaking and irreparable loss. The Wightman family have been foremost in our minds as we have built the prosecution case in close co-operation with West Yorkshire Police.

"Peter Renshaw has today been sentenced to five years three months for causing death by dangerous driving. Renshaw accepts that his manner of driving caused Owens death.  He made no attempt to return to the scene of the collision, and waited three days before reporting to the police.

"We hope that today's result has brought some comfort to Owen's family in their tragic loss.  Our thoughts remain with them at this very difficult time."