'Swindon Town are hiring a man that tore my family apart'

Luke McCormick will join Swindon Town when he is released

The mother of two boys killed in a car crash caused by footballer Luke McCormick said learning about his move to League One's Swindon Town is "like being hit in the stomach".

McCormick was jailed for seven years and four months in 2008 for killing Arron Peak, 10, and brother Ben, eight, in a M6 car crash. He was twice over the drink-drive limit and speeding.

The former Plymouth goalkeeper is to be released from prison next month and is set to join Paolo Di Canio's newly-promoted side.

Amanda Peak, 34, whose husband Phil suffered a broken neck and back in the crash, told The Sun, "Swindon might be a family club, but now they're hiring a man who has torn my family apart".

She added:

McCormick, who played for Plymouth 157 times, had his contract terminated by the club after the crash happened in June 2008. The goalkeeper hit the Peak family's people carrier with his Range Rover as he travelled back from a wedding.

Mrs Peak said McCormick should "never be allowed to play football again".

Swindon Town's interim chairman Jeremy Wray confirmed to the club's website that McCormick had been training with them on day-release since January and said the move was a chance for the goalkeeper to "give something back".