Man jailed over hit and run death

David Paul Robinson pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving.

Kathleen Heslop died when she was hit by Robinson's car as she walked her dog.

Kathleen Heslop's son pays tribute to his "ever supporting" mam

Kathleen Heslop's son Marc pays tribute

"My mam meant so much to me and my children. She was my ‘cornerstone’ especially following my personal tragedy which was endured when I was widowed at the age of 32.

"Losing my wife to cancer very quickly was a huge loss and shock. My mam was there for us all, ever supportive and helping me keep things together. I don’t know what I’d have done without her.

"To now lose the ‘matriarch’ of the family under such circumstances has left my children and I devastated. I can’t explain how much I miss her and cannot come to terms with not being able to see her again.

"She bought her beloved dog when she retired, she had always wanted a miniature German Schnauzer. Together they were inseparable, at least I can think about them both being rested together now. I cannot tell you how much we will all miss her."

Man given 5 years for death by dangerous driving

David Paul Robinson pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving

A man has been jailed for the death of a woman by dangerous driving in Northumberland.

David Paul Robinson, 26, of Woodhead Road, Prudhoe, pleaded guilty for causing death by dangerous driving; causing death whilst uninsured; dangerous driving; failing to stop; and failing to report an accident.

He was sentenced to five years at Newcastle Crown Court.

65-year-old Kathleen Heslop, died when she was hit by Robinson's car as she crossed a road with her dog in Prudhoe on Saturday, July 13.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her dog was also killed in the incident.

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