- Watch the full report by John Ryall below
A teenager who carried out two hit-and-runs in four months, killing an elderly caretaker and mowing down a traffic warden, was today jailed for 5 years and 3 months.
Michael Johnson was 17 when he broke onto a farm near Gillingham in November last year and stole a trailer from the site using a white Peugeot Expert van.
As he drove off he ran over 70 year old Trevor Hadlow, who had closed the gate in an attempt to stop him from leaving.
Trevor, who lived on the site, walked back to his caravan minutes later where he collapsed and died from his injuries.
He was discovered two days later by the farm's owner who was increasingly concerned about being unable to contact him.
Automatic number plate recognition was used as officers analysed CCTV footage to find the vehicle.
Coincidentally, it had been seized by officers on local patrol on Lower Road in Eastchurch about an hour after Trevor had been knocked down.
The van had damage to it which suggested it was the same one which hit Trevor.
Johnson was seen on CCTV exiting the vehicle on the afternoon of the incident.
Johnson pleaded guilty in April this year to the manslaughter of Trevor Hadlow.
Johnson also drove at a traffic warden on the Isle of Sheppey.
He received a 15 month sentence for dangerous driving in addition to the manslaughter case.
The CCTV footage below shows the moment the traffic warden was hit.
The warden wasn't badly injured, but as Maidstone Crown Court heard, the consequences could have been equally serious.
The traffic warden was hit on the High Street in Eastchurch in July last year.