A lorry driver from East YorkshireGoole who caused the deaths of two soliders in a crash in Cumbria has been jailed. Private James Austin and Lance Sergeant David Gartland were on their way back to Catterick Garrison when they were killed in September 2011. Hannah McNulty reports.
A lorry driver from East Yorkshire accused of killing two soldiers has been acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving - but found guilty of causing death by careless driving.
Colin Pattison crashed in Cumbria at around 30mph into the back of an Army Land-Rover. The army vehicle had hit the trailer of an articulated lorry which had broken down following “catastrophic engine failure”.
Private Jim Austin, 24, of 400 Troop Royal Logistics Corps, and Lance Sergeant David Gartland, 40, of the Grenadier Guards died. They were both based at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
A lorry driver from Goole accused of killing two soldiers on the A66 in Cumbria has told his trial he 'misjudged the density' of smoke billowing across the road but said wasn't driving too fast at the time.
The soldiers died after being involved in two crashes with two lorries while travelling back to Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire following a training exercise. The driver of the second lorry, Colin Pattison denies all the charges against him. Hannah McNulty reports.
Plans for a 25 million pound development at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire have been given the go-ahead by councillors. Developers Lingfield Securities along with Keir Property were granted planning permission by Richmondshire District Council subject to certain conditions.
The development is expected to create 700 jobs and once completed will transform the former sports ground on Gough Road with major retail units, cinema, and a 60-bed hotel with 400 car parking spaces.
Pictured is Samantha Stone, the widow of Private Gregg Stone, who set off today on a sponsored walk from Catterick to Warminster, alongside six other soldiers from Gregg's regiment.
Private Stone, aged 20, was killed last year while trying to rescue an Afghan Policeman. The walk is to raise money for badly injured soldiers and their familes through the Yorkshire Regiment Benevolent Fund.
The widow of Private Gregg Stone is setting off on a sponsored walk today from Catterick to Warminster, alongside six other soldiers from Gregg's regiment,. Private Stone was killed last year while trying to rescue an Afghan Policeman. She talked about her plans recently on Calendar