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Suspended sentence for dentist who killed dog-walker

A dentist who knocked down and killed man in Padiham seconds after sending a text, has been given a suspended sentenced of 40 weeks.

Kay Nolan knocked down dad-of-two Stuart Mather in her Honda Jazz, while he was walking his dog in 2011.

Kay Nolan Credit: Cavendish Press

Nolan, who's from Thornton-in-Craven near Skipton in North Yorkshire, admitted causing the 60-year-old's death by careless or inconsiderate driving.

She wrote the text message while parked in a layby but only sent it once she had set off again.

Stuart Mather Credit: Cavendish Press