Driver sentenced following A286 death of Formula One presenter

Thursday 3rd January 2019 12:33 pm
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A GRAYSWOOD man has been sentenced to a two year community order and disqualified from driving for his involvement in the fatal accident that claimed the life of motoring journalist Henry Hope-Frost.

Tahir Mehmood, 47, pleaded guilty at Guildford Crown Court yesterday (Jan 2) to the offence of causing the death of Mr Hope-Frost on 8 March 2018 by driving his vehicle without due care and attention.

He received a two year community punishment order of 200 hours unpaid work and a 60 day night-time curfew. He was fined £670 pounds in costs and £85 victim surcharge. He was also disqualified from driving with an extended re-test.

Sergeant Eddie Ryan, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit: “This sad story makes it clear that you should always pay attention when driving.

“Our thoughts continue to be with Henry’s family as they continue to grieve.”

The Formula One presenter and father of three tragically lost his life on March 8.

He was riding his motorbike north on the A286 between Grayswood and Brook when the accident happened at around 4.30pm and was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the accident.

Within hours of news of the news of his death, ex-Formula One champion Damon Hill tweeted: “Shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden loss of the lovely Henry Hope-Frost”.

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