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27th Oct, 2021

Former West Mercia Police officer sentenced after causing death of Holt Heath man by careless or inconsiderate driving

A FORMER West Mercia Police officer has been sentenced after causing the death of a Holt Heath man by careless, or inconsiderate, driving in 2018.

Jamie Holloway received an eight-month sentence, suspended for two years, was disqualified from driving for 12 months, was ordered to complete 200 hours unpaid work, and to pay costs.

Holloway appeared at Worcester Crown Court after being found guilty of the offence on August 18 after a trial in relation to the death of 53-year-old Mr Shaw.

The crash happened in Worcestershire n May 28, 2018.

The jury found him not guilty of an original charge of causing death by dangerous driving.

The collision involved an unmarked police car travelling along the A449 from Worcester to Stourport-on-Severn, responding to an emergency call, and a car driven by Mr Shaw.

Mr Shaw suffered multiple injuries and tragically passed away on June 10, 2018.

Deputy Chief Constable Julian Moss said: “I hope today’s sentencing can offer Mr Shaw’s family and friends some form of closure and our thoughts remain with them at what continues to be an extremely difficult time.

“I can assure Mr Shaw’s family and communities across West Mercia Police that we take incidents such as these incredibly seriously and are committed to taking any learning from this case and embedding it within our organisation.”

The incident was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which carried out an independent investigation into the matter.

Jamie Holloway has resigned from West Mercia Police, however, an internal misconduct review will now take place.

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