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Showing 1 - 5 of 5 results for crime type "Driving offences" & area "Yorkshire and Humberside"

Teenager sentenced for causing deaths of three by dangerous driving

A 16 year old boy was sentenced to six years' detention yesterday at Bradford Crown Court for causing the death by dangerous driving of three other road users.

| Press Release , Driving offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Paramedic sentenced to five years four months for killing cyclist father of five

A paramedic who was at least twice the drink-drive limit when he killed a cyclist and father of five has been sentenced today at Hull Crown Court.


Drunk driver jailed for causing three people life- changing injuries

A 25-year-old woman has been jailed for three years and eight months and was disqualified from driving for seven years and ten months at Leeds Crown Court today (8 November) for causing three people, including an on-duty policeman, life-changing injuries.

| Press Release , Driving offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Dad jailed for causing death of three-year-old son by dangerous driving

Two men have been jailed at Hull Crown Court today after racing at speeds in excess of 100mph on the M62.

| Press Release , Driving offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

HGV Driver jailed for causing two deaths in M1 collision

An HGV driver has been jailed today (19 October 2020) for causing two deaths through careless driving.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

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