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Teenager Who Admitted Killing Two Motorcyclists In Crash Walks Free Due To Legal Technicality

By Times Reporter in Crime News on August 20, 2021

A teenage driver who admitted killing two motorcyclists due to careless driving has walked free from court after all charges were dropped due to a legal technicality.

Joshua Kempster, 19, had been cleared of dangerous driving following a trial over the deaths of motorcyclists, Andrew Cuthbert, 58, and Gary Groves, 62 on the Bishop’s Waltham to Corhampton road.

Kempster had earlier pleaded guilty to careless driving but as the prosecution did not accept his guilty plea – instead arguing for the higher charge of dangerous driving – it was no longer valid.

Portsmouth Crown Court heard that as a result the court had ‘no option’ but to discharge him from the proceedings and let him walk free.

The full story can be found in The News, Portsmouth here.

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