“…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.