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Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Drink-driver Jaynesh Chudasama jailed for 13 years for causing teens' deaths
Harry Rice, George Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness were going to a party when they were hit so hard they were thrown into the air.
A drink-driver was told to "rot in hell" as he was jailed for 13 years for causing the deaths of three teenagers while driving "like a bat out of hell".
Jaynesh Chudasama, 28, was two-and-a-half times the legal alcohol limit when he hit semi-professional footballer Harry Rice, 17, apprentice electrician George Wilkinson, 16, and labourer Josh McGuinness, 16, in Hayes, west London in January.
The car hire worker from Hayes, who also had traces of cannabis in his system, was doing 71mph in a 60mph zone and crashed into the boys with such force that they were thrown into the air.
He admitted causing their deaths by dangerous driving.
Families and friends of the boys filled London's Old Bailey to see Chudasama sentenced, with angry relatives of the victim labelling a "coward" for fleeing the scene.
In a statement in court, Josh's mother, Tracy Blackwell, told him: "You are going to rot in hell, mate," adding that the boys were killed in "circumstances I can only describe as murder".
George's mother, Sarah Baker, said: "That awful night my son was taken from me will stay with me and haunt me for the rest of my life."
Judge Wendy Joseph QC jailed him for 13 years, one year less than the maximum punishment for the offence, but the victims' relatives were not satisfied with the jail term handed down.
Harry's brother Matthew, one of a group of protesters outside court, said: "He should not see the light of day, end of story.
"My brother was ruthlessly taken away with his two friends by a callous driver who got in a car knowing he was going to drive the vehicle under the influence."
The victims were among eight friends walking to a 16th birthday party at Goals five-a-side football club at around 8.40pm on 26 January.
The defendant was "driving like a bat out of hell", according to another motorist, as he swung his Audi out to overtake on Shepiston Lane, lost control and hit the boys head-on.
They were thrown into the air as the car spun around in the road three times.
The court heard George suffered terrible head and neck injuries and died instantly, as did Josh, who was struck so hard that he was sent over a fence and into a cemetery.
Harry was carried on the bonnet of the car which crashed into the cemetery wall, crushing his body.
Chudasama, of Hayes, and his passenger got out and ran off, chased by other boys, who dragged him back to where their friends lay dying.
One of the friends who was there at the time described "flashbacks of seeing the boys' bodies catapulted in the air".
Mum-of-three was driven to suicide after jealous boyfriend’s vicious bullying campaign ‘broke her spirits’
Ex-soldier Steven Gane was jailed for four years and three months after physically and mentally abusing mum-of-three Kellie Sutton during their relationship
By Danny De Vaal
26th March 2018, 8:47 pm
Updated: 26th March 2018, 8:57 pm
A MUM-of-three was driven to suicide after her boyfriend subjected her to a vicious bullying campaign that “broke her spirits.”
Ex-soldier Steven Gane was jailed for four years and three months after physically and mentally abusing mum-of-three Kellie Sutton during their relationship.
The court heard how Ms Sutton used to be positive but she became isolated and anxious and eventually took her own life.
Gane, 31, was found guilty of controlling and coercive behaviour, in addition to causing actual bodily harm and assault by beating, following a trial at St Albans Crown Court in Hertfordshire.
Judge Philip Grey told him: “You have left three children without their mother. Their lives have been shattered. She was keen to be in a stable relationship and then she had the great misfortune to meet you.
“You overwhelmed her you turned on the charm when you met her. You moved in after only a few weeks to her home."
Mum Kellie was found unconscious in August by Gane – five months after their relationship began.
She died in hospital three days later when her life support was withdrawn.
A week after her death, cops were contacted by a friend of Gane who told officers he had concerns about their relationship.
The man said Gane told him he had “bust Kellie’s head open” after he lost his temper.
Medical records confirm the pair had attended a Urgent Care Centre in Welwyn Garden City on June 3 where Kellie had a 3cm wound on the top of her head which needed to be glued.
The brute even made jokes about her death to friends and had told pals he had met a new woman.
Girl, 14, ‘raped at Huddersfield park’ as boy, 15, arrested
Police are appealing for witnesses after the young girl was attacked at Greenhead Park on Friday evening
By Brittany Vonow
27th March 2018, 6:49 am
Updated: 27th March 2018, 8:12 am
POLICE are investigating after a 14-year-old girl was raped in a Huddersfield park.
The teen girl reported to police that she had been seriously sexually assaulted at Greenhead Park on Friday evening, with officers now appealing for witnesses to come forward.
A 15-year-old boy has since been arrested and is in police custody.
Detective Constable Paul Campbell of Kirklees CID, said: “Although this happened late into the evening on Friday, I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the park or walking through the area who may have any information about this incident to come forward and speak to the police.
“There were two males seen by the girl after the incident and we would been keen to speak to them as they may be able to assist with our enquiries.
“The victim is currently being supported by specially trained officers and the investigation remains ongoing.”