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Teen's family issue emotional statement

The family of Katie Clutterbuck have issued a statement following the sentencing of the man that caused her death

Following the sentencing today of Lance Hepworth, at Gloucester Crown Court for causing death by careless/inconsiderate driving, the family of 19-year-old Katie Clutterbuck have issued the following statement.

As a family we have always maintained a dignified silence regarding the death of our beautiful Katie.

With regards to comments made about the circumstances in which Katie tragically died, there is no evidence to suggest that Katie did not look when she stepped onto Bath Road. Regardless of this, 9 seconds is more than enough time to perform an emergency stop or make an attempt to brake after being warned by passengers.

Katie was a young woman on an evening out with friends enjoying life, a life which she had taken from her through no fault of her own. As a family all we wanted was to find out the truth about what exactly happened that night.Losing Katie has had an effect not just on all of the family, but on her friends, work colleagues and those kind people who were there at the scene of the accident, particularly those who tried to save her life. We have had to wait eleven traumatic months to find out exactly what happened and have had not only to deal with the court hearings but with the loss of Katie. We are still trying to come to terms with her death. The loss is devastating and will remain with us for the rest of our lives.

– Family statement

Cheltenham Taxi driver sentenced to 7 months for killing teen

Katie Clutterbuck

A taxi driver who killed a teenage girl by careless driving has been sentenced to seven months in jail at Gloucester Crown Court.

19-year-old Katie Clutterbuck from Longlevens was heavily intoxicated when she crossed the road in front of private hire driver Lance Hepworth in Cheltenham last September.

Police say Hepworth had 7-9 seconds to react, and that his passengers shouted a warning to him that she was there.

Lance Hepworth Credit: Gloucester News Service

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Photo released on 3 cars involved in collision

Three cars involved in collision on A350 Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police have released a photo of the cars involved in a collision in which three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries. It happened on Wednesday 23 January at 7:45am on the A350 in Yambrook near Trowbridge.

The collision caused long delays for commuters in and around the Trowbridge area. Police want to to speak to any witnesses of the collision.