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Compassion plea after cycle death

14 Aug 2009 13:52:32

Compassion plea after cycle death

The family of a cyclist killed in a collision with a car has asked a court to show compassion for the driver.Howard Owen, 29, ran into Kate Auchterlonie, 28, from Cardiff, as she rode her bicycle on the A469 mountain road near Caerphilly in February. The judge at Newport Crown Court said her family wanted generosity, which was characteristic of her life. Owen, of Caerphilly, who had admitted causing death by careless driving, received a suspended prison sentence. As well as the nine-month .... read more


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