A FATHER, his son and his daughter have been sentenced for their roles in a fail-to-stop collision in Barnsley which left a man with life-changing injuries.

On December 12 last year a collision took place on Racecommon Road, in which a 51-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured.

He spent four weeks in intensive care and now has permanent damage to his legs.

The driver involved in the collision failed to stop, and the only debris left at the scene was a wing mirror.

This was found to be from a Ford Mondeo.

Investigations by South Yorkshire Police led officers to the McManis family, from Grafton Street in Barnsley.

The family’s silver Ford Mondeo was found burnt out in woodland in Deepcar, Sheffield.

Scott McManis, 21, was identified as having been the driver at the time, having taken the vehicle without permission from his father, Gary.

He was charged with aggravated vehicle taking and perverting the course of justice.

Gary McManis was charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice, as was his daughter Stacey McManis, 24.

They pleaded guilty to those charges and were back before the court on December 13 for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court.

Gary McManis, 49, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 costs, as well as a £100 victim surcharge.

Stacey McManis was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 12 months. She was also given an 80-hour unpaid work order and ordered to pay £100 costs, plus a £100 victim surcharge.

Scott McManis was sentenced to a total of 34 months in prison - 18 months in prison for perverting the course of justice, and 16 months in prison for aggravated vehicle taking.

He was also disqualified from driving for three years and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £120.

Inspector Pete Serhatlic, from South Yorkshire Police’s road policing group, said: "The McManis family have been brought to justice after a long and protracted investigation by South Yorkshire Police.

"I would like to wish the victim in this case every success in his determination to regain good health, and I would like to thank those members of the public that assisted us with our enquiries.

"The sentences handed down today should serve as a warning to those people that would contemplate leaving the scene of a collision."

"Not only is it morally irresponsible and the actions of a coward, but rest assured we, the police, will take all necessary steps to find and convict you."