Man jailed for 9 years for running over 2 teenage girls

A man has been jailed for 9 years for killing two teenage girls in Gosport. 14 year old Jasmine Allsop and Olivia Lewry, who was 16, were hit at the junction of Ann's Hill Road and Brougham Street in the early hours of 14th November.

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Although, we accept that he did not intend to kill Olivia and Jasmine, the fact remains that he did kill them as a result of a completely unnecessary and genuinely appalling piece of deliberate dangerous driving, exacerbated by his decision to drive having consumed ketamine and mephedrone earlier that night. No words can convey the suffering that his actions have caused and no sentence can compensate for the dreadful loss of two young lives.

– Ian Harris, Head of the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex Complex Casework Unit

I would like to thank Hampshire Constabulary for their thorough investigation but most of all I would like to pay tribute to Olivia and Jasmine’s families for their dignity and fortitude in such tragic circumstances.

– Ian Harris, Head of the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex Complex Casework Unit

Man jailed for 9 years for running over and killing 2 girls

Jasmine Allsop and Olivia Lewry Credit: Hampshire Police

A 20-year-old man has been jailed for 9 years after he admitted running over and killing two teenage girls in Gosport. 14-year-old Jasmine Allsop and Olivia Lewry, who was 16, were hit at the junction of Ann's Hill Road and Brougham Street in the early hours of 14th November.

Samuel Etherington Credit: Hampshire Police

Jasmine died at the scene and Olivia passed away in hospital. Samuel Etherington from Gosport admitted two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

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