Driver jailed after fatal collision in Fosse Road South

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Guy Tomlinson jailed for nine years

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Issued on 16/3/17 at 4:16 p.m.

A driver whose actions caused the death of two people in Leicester last March has been jailed for nine years.

Guy Tomlinson, 37, of Norfolk Way, Leicester, was sentenced today (Thursday 16 March) after pleading guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, two counts of causing death by driving while uninsured and two counts of causing death by driving while unlicensed at an earlier hearing.

Tomlinson was also banned from driving for 15 years, this will come into affect upon release from prison.

The conviction relates to a collision on Wednesday 9 March in Fosse Road South, Leicester. Tomlinson was the driver of a Peugeot 206 which collided with a Ford Transit van.

Two of the passengers in the Peugeot, David Paul Anger, 24, and Christopher Mark Needham, 37, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Detective Sergeant Mark Watling of the force’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “This was a horrific collision which resulted in the death of two men. Prior to the collision Tomlinson was travelling at speeds in excess of 64mph and failed to stop for a police officer on Narborough Road South.

“He took a massive risk that night when he disregarded the traffic lights and used excessive speed, he will now be facing a considerable amount of time in prison.”

Prior to the collision the car was being followed by an unmarked police vehicle. As a result the matter was referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and we have co-operated with their independent investigation.

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