Police warning over pursuit death

South Wales Police officer has been given a written warning following the death of a young chef who died after being hit by a car being followed by police.

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Stephen Freye jailed for life after mowing down passer-by

Stephen Freye was jailed for life at Cardiff Crown Court today Credit: South Wales Police

Stephen Freye has been jailed for life at Cardiff Crown Court after mowing down an innocent passer by.

The court heard the 22-year-old snorted 70 lines of cocaine before climbing into his car and looking for a victim to run over late at night.

Kyle Griffith, 25, was on the way home from work when Freye aimed his car at him - killing him instantly.

Freye claimed he was hallucinating after sniffing a bag of 10 grammes of cocaine over a weekend.

Cardiff Crown court heard Freye confessed to police at the scene: "I was told to kill a stranger." Freye, of Roath, Cardiff, denied murder but was found guilty following a two week trial.

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