“I find it strange…”

“…that a justice system where a child is killed but no-one is prosecuted but her distressed and desperate parents end up charged with harassment.”

Well then, Mr Clews, you’ve not been paying much attention, have you? The Great British Justice System often, well, isn’t great at all…

The driver who was 51 at the time of the incident has never been charged with any offence to the fury of her distraught parents, after the Crown Prosecution Service heard evidence that he fainted at the wheel.

They accepted he was driving dangerously but was not criminally responsible for her death due to ‘insane automatism’.

According to Google, this is defined as follows: “In legal terms, insane automatism is caused by a “disease of the mind”…”

However, the driver is believed to have suffered a fainting episode:

A consultant neurologist concluded that the suspect did suffer a medical event and it is likely that this was caused by a respiratory tract infection.

Interestingly, he’s not been named anywhere. Except in the HoC, by the MP supporting the family. And on graffiti locally.

Isn’t this rather unusual?

The couple of Dalton Fold Road, Dalton, face ten charges relating to harassment without violence of the driver and a woman believed to be his wife.

So, they aren’t sending him death threats (it would be understandable if they were). What are they accused of?

In August the couple handed out a petition entitled Justice for Katelyn outside the premises where the driver worked.


8 comments for ““I find it strange…”

  1. Ed P
    December 23, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Terribly sad for the distraught parents of course, but FFS, Katelyn?

    • December 30, 2019 at 8:24 am

      And not even spelled the ‘Game of Thrones’ way!

  2. Penseivat
    December 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I hope DVLA has cancelled his driving licence. I know that is little comfort for the poor child’s parents, neither will be the insurance claim, but it’s a start. The car looked to be an expensive model. I wonder who paid the neurologist’s fee for the medical examination, the driver or CPS? There are so many avenues in this case to be explored. I wonder how many the Police and CPS have looked down.
    Meanwhile, once again, it shows that the gap between the law and justice is getting wider and wider.

    • December 30, 2019 at 8:24 am

      I bet they haven’t.

  3. john in cheshire
    December 23, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Is the killer a mason, perhaps?

  4. James Strong
    December 24, 2019 at 6:17 am

    On the other hand – maybe it was caused by a medical event wholly outside the control of the driver and one which could not reasonably have been foreseen. In such a case the driver would clearly not be guilty of anything; it would just have been a tragic accident.

    • Ted Treen
      December 26, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      I agree wholeheartedly, James. However, Penseivat is also perfectly correct in stating that the gap between the law and justice (ever a wide expanse) is getting wider and wider.

    • December 30, 2019 at 8:25 am

      Such medical conditions are vanishingly rare. And the efforts of the State to protect this man stink to high heaven.

      Think they’d go to such lengths for you..?

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