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Appeal to extend careless driver's sentence fails

Wed, 11 Nov 2015

Kathryn Burge - photo credit Dave Kneen
Kathryn Burge - photo credit Dave Kneen

An appeal to overturn the sentence handed to a Sulby woman who killed a cyclist last year has been thrown out.

The Attorney General's Chambers had argued that the punishment given to 63-year-old Linda Thompson was "unduly lenient".

In July she was handed an 18-month suspended sentence - nine months were for causing the death of 41-year-old Kathryn Burge by careless driving.

At Douglas Courthouse yesterday Judge of Appeal Deemster Tattersall dismissed the appeal meaning the sentence remains.

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