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Barnsley Man Jailed For Six Years

Tuesday February 25 2014



A BARNSLEY man has been jailed for six years after admitting causing the death of a holiday maker in North Yorkshire.

Steven Hey, 30, of Shelley Drive, Monk Bretton, was involved in a three-car crash on the A64 at Ganton, near Scarborough, which killed 80-year-old Dorothy Brooks, from Hartlepool.

She was a passenger in a grey Ford Mondeo which was towing a caravan at the time of the crash in May last year.

Traffic sergeant Hamish Halloway, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "I am pleased that Steven Hey originally pleaded guilty to causing Mrs Brooks's death by driving dangerously, sparing her family the anguish of sitting through a trial.

"He now has to face up to consequences of his actions and the sentence handed out will give him ample time to reflect on what he has done."

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Reply Posted by Richard on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 12:18
Insensitive people at WAB strike again. I'm a friend if the family and there us NO WAY they'd want this plastering all over social networking sites. Report everything about your own pathetic lives instead of sticking your noses into other people's business!!!!

Reply Posted by The Green Cross Code Man on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 12:28
Richard, whether you like it or not this is NEWS and in the public interest. Someone has been killed as a result of dangerous driving and we all have a right to know that regardless!

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 12:46
This accident wouldn't of happened if the police did had done there job correctly in the first place he had been stopped before the accident and was not tested for drink driving at that point if they had done this he would have been stopped then and im not saying he isn't responsible for his actions as he should not have been behind the wheel all im saying is not the full story once again

Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 12:47
He killed someone why shouldnt it be in the news just because u know them im sure you would feel differently if it was your family member that died

Reply Posted by Chan on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 12:56
Richard what a ridiculous thing to say! As previous comments stated, this is news and WAB are within their rights to report it like any other news story. I'm sure his family are not happy about it but I bet poor mrs Brooke's family are a dammed sight more devastated!!

Reply Posted by Anon on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 12:57
Hes also been named and shamed on calander too. So its plaster all over yorkshire richard

Reply Posted by Just my opinion... on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 14:16
I can see it's very embarrassing for the driver and his family but to be fair it did happen and even if it didn't get reported about wouldnt mean it didn't... It can't just be brushed under the carpet.
IF as mentioned in above comments the driver was over the limit then in my opinion he has no right to secrecy! He put himself in that dangerous situation and as a result of his selfishness/ignorance some one else has died and another family has to live with that and come to terms with it!
Unfortunately for the drivers family that have to accept that the driver is responcible for another persons death and the he could have prevented it had he followed the law!
Again.... In my opinion which may not count for much, it is more insensitive of you to suggest that his and his family's feelings should come before him being shamed for the terrible thing he has done!
I have no sympathy what so ever for you or the drivers privacy and think wab are totally within their rights and correct to run this story!

Reply Posted by Paul on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 14:28
3 years for killing someone, not long enough!!!! Drink driving is illegal for a reason

Reply Posted by gummy on Tuesday February 25 2014 at 15:25
My heart goes out to the family of the lady killed in the accident. It is they who suffer and have to come to terms with the fact that their loved one is dead. The drivers family should be sharing their most sincere condolences to the ladies family. YES it is right and just to be reported in the news. THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR THIS.

Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday February 26 2014 at 18:45
Better to be shared by WAB than gossiped about and stories made up. Respect should be given to the ladies family!

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday February 26 2014 at 18:51
Old **** deserved it

Reply Posted by Ronnie on Thursday February 27 2014 at 00:16
Steven Hey is an admitted and convicted killer. He gave no thought for anyone when he chose to drink drive so why should anyone spare his or his family's feelings? He could also have said, when previously stopped by the police, I was lucky there not being breathalysed maybe I'd better not chance it again. Apologists for killers are almost as bad as the killer themselves! And no I never drink and drive and neither do millions of other law abiding road users.

Reply Posted by lauren on Thursday February 27 2014 at 11:39
Shouldn't take it out on his family though, they did do it, it was him behind the steering wheel not his family. Bet they feel just as bad without others sticking boot in. Yeah he's in the wrong big time but his family is innocent.

Reply Posted by A friend of Steve on Thursday February 27 2014 at 22:08
To use the term killer is harsh Steve made a very bad decision that day to which someone lost her life. And I believe Steve has been punished accordingly. But for you brand him like that your a joke. And why should is family get s**t they have done nothing wrong. Although Steve has done this it doesn't change the fact that he was a good man and he made a terrible decision that day and there's only Steve can explain why. A least he had the decency and guts to plead guilty to save the family more anguish he could have let it go to trial and chance it.

Reply Posted by Observer on Friday February 28 2014 at 06:38
I agree with a friend. Above. Killer is a bit harsh people will always have different thesis on drink driving. I dont do it. Some will say a person after had a drink is a killer. I dont agree a killer in my view is someone who deliberately kills with a firearm. Or blade. Or physically using body parts as weapons. Ok some will say he gambled he probably did. Maybe there is some other catagory? Killer isnt one of them.