Death crash driver gets 28 months jail

THE partner of a Trimley motorcyclist killed by a dangerous driver today expressed her dissatisfaction at the motorist's jail term.Ursula Whitesides said nothing less than a four-year prison sentence would satisfy her that 21-year-old Kenneth Brook had been dealt with sufficiently for killing her “soul mate” David Berry.

THE partner of a Trimley motorcyclist killed by a dangerous driver today expressed her dissatisfaction at the motorist's jail term.

Ursula Whitesides said nothing less than a four-year prison sentence would satisfy her that 21-year-old Kenneth Brook had been dealt with sufficiently for killing her “soul mate” David Berry.

Classic motorcycle enthusiast David Berry, 48, of High Road, Trimley, was killed as he rode on his BSA along Kirton Road on November 21 last year.

Brook, of Falkenham Road, Kirton, was jailed for 28 months by Ipswich Crown Court after he “accelerated sharply” into the head-on path of Mr Berry to avoid a collision with a parked van and trailer he had thought was moving.


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John Farmer, prosecuting, said Brook, an insurance salesman who had lost his driver's licence twice for speeding in the two years he had driven, decided to overtake the stationary vehicles when he was “blinded by the sun”.

Brook pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

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Ms Whitesides said: “The sentence David's family, friends and I have is a life sentence. We will have to live with this loss knowing that one young man's careless, selfish and dangerous act has robbed David of his life and us of him.”

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