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Oldham lorry driver jailed after killing police officer

Andrew Abernethy

A lorry driver from Oldham who caused the death of a police officer has been jailed for 2 years and 9 months.

Andrew Abernethy's truck left the M1, West Yorkshire, trapping Pc Mark Goodlad between his police car and another vehicle. Pc Goodlad was helping a stranded motorist at the time.

Mark Goodlad

Last month, when Abernethy pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving, Leeds Crown Court heard it had still not been established why the crash happened.