The parents of a teenager killed by a speeding cyclist called for a change in the law after he walked away from court with just a £2,200 fine.The parents of poor Rhiannon Bennett say the punishment handed down to her daughter’s killer was ‘laughable’.
Jason Howard was convicted of dangerous cycling for killing Rhiannon Bennett as she walked to a shop with friends.
The two-day trial at Aylesbury Crown Court heard that as Howard, a line painter from Buckingham, sped towards Rhiannon on a quiet road near his home in April last year he shouted: 'Move, because I'm not stopping.'
Howard admitted he could have avoided Rhiannon if he had slowed right down.
Howard, who has a previous conviction and is well-known in his home town as a 'thrill-seeker', was also ordered to pay £750 in costs.
I think the word I would have used was ‘obscene’.
How about you?