Drink-drive footballer rejoins club

Luke McCormick Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A goalkeeper jailed for killing two young boys in a car crash in Staffordshire while drink-driving has rejoined the football club he was playing for at the time.

Luke McCormick, 29, has signed a one-year deal with Plymouth Argyle, the club said.

He was jailed for seven years and four months in October 2008 for killing Arron Peak, 10, and his brother Ben, eight, in a crash on the M6 in Staffordshire as he returned from a team-mate's wedding while twice the drink-driving limit.

Arron Peak aged 10, Amanda Peak, Ben Peak aged 8, and Phil Peak. Credit: ITV News Central

League Two side Argyle, said the goalkeeper had said he would donate "a significant sum of money" and give his time to support a local children's charity after he rejoined.

The club originally cancelled his contract "by mutual consent" a month after the crash in June 2008.

James Brent, the club chairman, said: "Although Luke made a dreadful mistake with unthinkable consequences, he has served his time and is totally remorseful."

"While I respect others who have alternative views, from a moral standpoint, the board and I think Luke is entitled to rehabilitation._

"John Sheridan (the team manager) wanted to sign him and the club is totally supportive of that."_