17 February 2014

MAG News - Brian Hampton Appeal

You may have heard about the death of Jade Clark, a 16-year-old who was killed when she was hit by Brian Hampton, on the A31 while on her moped travelling to work in February 2013. Banned for drink-driving at the time, Hampton not only didn't stop, but he then attempted to cover up his involvement by having his car repaired and lying to his family. He was sentenced to six years in prison – two for causing Jade's death by careless driving and four years for perverting the course of justice.

He has now decided to appeal his sentence because he thinks it too severe. MAG thinks he should be locked up and the key thrown away.

This petition was created by Robert Parker when he heard the news. So far it has just over a thousand signatures which is not enough. It needs 10,000 to get noticed; and 100,000 to get to the point where it can't be ignored.

I would like to see it get that 100,000 signatures. Every signature counts.

Thanks for reading.

John Mitchell

National Chairman/
South East Region Representative
Motorcycle Action Group


Trobairitz said...

I wish the sentences were at least that severe around here. Unless alcohol is involved they aren't charged when a rider is killed in a traffic crash, just a violation of failure to maintain lane.

Paul Devall said...

The fact he was driving whilst canned for drink driving should have been taken into account but they are only convicted on the current offence and a jury never heard their previous history.

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