Kebab shop crash driver jailed

A woman who crashed into a kebab shop in Bristol has been jailed for three years and disqualified from driving for five years.

Full report: Jail for driver in Bristol kebab shop smash

by Laura Makin-Isherwood

A woman is tonight starting a three-year jail sentence for driving her car at a kebab shop in Bristol, leaving four people injured, one of them seriously. Navlet Anderson claimed she had got a flip flop trapped beneath the accelerator, causing her to lurch forward.

But today a jury rejected her defence, with the judge telling her 'it was a matter of fortune the consequences were not more serious'.

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Jailed for crashing car into kebab shop

Avon and Somerset Police have released this photo of Navlet Anderson, who has been jailed for three years for dangerous driving.

The 50 year old was found not guilty of a second charge of intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was disqualified from driving for 5 years.

Navlet Anderson. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

PICTURES: Injured victim Stephen Borthwood

Stephen Borthwood was seriously injured when the car driven by Navlet Anderson crashed into a takeaway shop in Bristol.

Three other people were also hurt.

Stephen Borthwood recovering in hospital. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
Stephen Borthwood receiving treatment in hospital. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
Injuries sustained by Stephen Borthwood. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
Stephen Borthwood in a serious condition in hospital. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
Stephen's damaged leg following the crash. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Kebab shop crash driver jailed

A woman who crashed into a kebab shop in Bristol has been jailed for three years.

50 year old Navlet Anderson from Barton Hill in Bristol has been found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

She has also been disqualified from driving for five years.

Anderson was found not guilty of a second charge of intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

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