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MP questions tyre safety after Bestival crash

The Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram has raised the issue of tyre laws during a parliamentary debate, after three people were killed in a coach crash caused by the blowout of a 19-year-old tyre.

Michael Molloy and Kerry Ogden from Merseyside, and driver Colin Daulby, from Warrington, died in 2012 after their coach crashed on the way back from the 'Bestival' music festival.

Transport Minister Stephen Hammond told MPs that the issue of tyre safety is being taken seriously.

Firm banned from operating buses and coaches

The Merseypride coach swerved off the road and up an embankment on the A3 in Surrey. Credit: ITV Granada Reports

The operators of a coach which crashed on the way back from a music festival killing the driver and two passengers have been disqualified.

Michael Molloy died along with Kerry Ogden and the coach driver Colin Dalby when a 20 year old tyre burst.

The coach swerved off the road and up an embankment on the A3 in Surrey.

Merseypride's partners, David Hannell and Tracey Hannell, were banned from operating buses and coaches indefinitely after an inquiry by the North West Traffic Commissioner.

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Public Inquiry into fatal coach crash due to end.

Coach crash that left three people dead Credit: PA

A public inquiry into a coach crash, which left three people from the north west dead, is due to end today.

Michael Molloy, 18, from Woolton and Kerry Ogden who was 23 and from Maghull, died along with Colin Daulby, the 63 year old driver from Warrington.

The Merseypride Travel coach crashed on the way back from the Bestival music festival on the Isle of Wight in September 2012 after a 20 year old tyre burst. .

VIDEO: Bestival coach crash firm lose licence

The operators of a coach which crashed on the way back from a music festival, killing the driver and two passengers, have had their licence revoked.

It has emerged the company Merseypride had a poor maintenace record dating back 10 years, and one of the owners of the company based in Liverpool had already been banned as an operator in 2003.

The coach swerved off the road and up an embankment on the A3 in Surrey.

Ashley Derricott reports.

VIDEO: Crash victim's mother calls for tyre age law

The mother of one of the Bestival coach crash victims, Michael Molloy, is asking the government to ban the use of tyres which are more than 6 years old.

Michael died when his coach crashed off the A3 in Surrey, as it returned to Liverpool from a music festival.

The cause of the crash was the failure of an almost 20-year-old tyre.

Frances Molloy spoke as the coach operator had its licence revoked. She says tyres must be discarded beyond a certain age, to ensure passengers are protected.

Bestival coach crash firm lose licence

The crash scene in Surrey Credit: PA

The operators of a coach returning to Merseyside from a music festival, which crashed killing the driver and two passengers, have had their licence revoked.

Merseypride Travel, based in Speke, were sanctioned by the Transport Commissioner Beverley Bell during a hearing which was told a tyre that failed causing the crash was almost 20 years old, older than the vehicle itself.

Driver Colin Daulby, 63, passengers 18-year-old Michael Molloy and 23-year-old Kerry Ogden, all died when their coach swerved off the road and up an embankment on the A3 in Surrey.

The tribunal heard one of the company's owners David Hannell had previously been banned as an operator in 2003, but was given a "second chance" by the Transport Commissioner less than a year later.

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