Bus driver who killed Northamptonshire cyclist cleared

Jayne Helliwell

Jayne Helliwell

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The father of an artist killed when a bus hit her bicycle on a busy shopping street said today the family had been through “sheer hell” as the driver was acquitted.

Carlton Lewars, 60, of Gladstone Avenue, Tottenham, north London walked free from Southwark Crown Court after prosecutors offered no evidence against him.

He had been accused of causing death by dangerous driving after his bus hit Jayne Helliwell, from Braunston in Northamptonshire, as she cycled along Oxford Street in the West End of London in April last year.

 

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