Death driver gets two years

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A man who killed a father-of-two after running him over in his van has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Robert Valiant, 31, had been found guilty of causing death by careless driving by a jury at Preston Crown Court at a previous hearing.

The victim, 35-year-old Paul Brindle, died after being hit by Valiant on Oldfield Carr Lane, Poulton, in September 2012.

For the full story and the reaction of Mr Brindle’s family to the sentence, see tomorrow’s Gazette.