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Barnsley Family Sentenced After Collision

Friday December 13 2013

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."

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Reply Posted by anon on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:07
Justice has been done

Reply Posted by M on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:08
At last! A feel good story where the scrotes get caught and punished. Now we just need to see some decent sentencing being handed out. Well done SYP

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:12
Disgusting , I know the victim and his family and he ll suffer for the rest of his life , they ought to have got way longer the lot of them

Reply Posted by Laughing Stock! on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:14
Justice done? What about for the guy they knocked down? These sentences are unduly lenient. Have they taken into account the guys injuries? They should be thrown in jail for years for what they've done to the poor man.

Reply Posted by Karen on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:15
Why do they let these people Drive again...Ever... It's So wrong. That poor chap has permanent damage to his legs..

Reply Posted by Flo on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:26
Got two sentences,1 for taking the car and 1 for perverting the course of justice. Wheres the 1 for actually running that poor man over?

Reply Posted by klair on Monday December 16 2013 at 01:06
Agreed !!! So if the car had belonged to him and he hadn't left the scene he wouldn't have got a prison term ?

Reply Posted by not enough justice on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:35
poor man will have permenant damage so surely they should suffer permanently as well like behind bars ? or even run them over with a car and call it quits see how they like it

Reply Posted by maxine on Friday December 13 2013 at 16:40
Failing to stop when you've knocked someone over??? they should be left to rot in jail! Hope the poor victim can get on with his life as much as his injuries will allow!

Reply Posted by Lee on Friday December 13 2013 at 18:17
They should keep them locked up until the victims health is back to full and if it never gets back to full then they should serve the rest of their days in a cell. It's quite a pathetic sentence handed down to them after the suffering the poor bloke as gone through. I hope the poor victim gets better but it's the mental scars that will never heal they are there for the rest of this mans life after those scum are released back onto the streets to cause more heartache. Bring back the death penalty and get shut of shit like them.

Reply Posted by Angry mum on Friday December 13 2013 at 18:19
They should have all got jail!!!!!!

Reply Posted by Fred on Friday December 13 2013 at 18:30
It should be automatic 5 years minimum for attempting to perverting the course of justice!! Lying to the police seems to be acceptable to these type of people, they have total disgregard for the law and other people.

Reply Posted by Dermot on Friday December 13 2013 at 19:32
Agree the driver's sentence is soft but how many police have been prosecuted for perverting the course of justice in cases where it's been proven that they have arrested, prosecuted and jailed the innocent? It's time those who lied in statements and in court were routinely prosecuted for their perversion.

Reply Posted by Andy on Friday December 13 2013 at 20:22
How come Scott does not have to pay costs they should have to pay police cost also for not stopping and being in hiding

Reply Posted by anon on Friday December 13 2013 at 23:54
this is a joke. this man will never recover from his injuries. he has a life sentence while the scum have got off lightly!

Reply Posted by patricia on Saturday December 14 2013 at 07:39
It's a joke, that poor man has injuries that will last his life time, how can they give a sentence that is nothing !!!! they should have banned him driving for ever, then all of them involved should have been sent away . it's disgusting, I feel so sorry for the injured man and his family. I don't know what this country is getting like.

Reply Posted by Collet on Saturday December 14 2013 at 08:16
I'll tel you what this country's getting like Patricia it's getting worse and I can't see any light at the end of the tunnel.There is no true justice left in this country am afraid there are too many do gooders that won't let real justice be given out.

Reply Posted by Trev on Saturday December 14 2013 at 15:16
What is going darn at oakwell sack them all demolish ground build a supermarket

Reply Posted by Terrence on Saturday December 14 2013 at 16:31
Macca derv doesn't swerve

Reply Posted by chris on Saturday December 14 2013 at 16:54
He got a 3 year driving ban as well!!
His dad and sister wasn't even there so glad they didn't go to jail. All they did wrong was give moody statements to protect their family. As for Scott if the sentences are to run concurrent and with his previous good record then he'll be on tag end of march/start of April:)

Reply Posted by Paul Roberts on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 18:55
if it was one of my family this scumbag had run over,he;d have wished he got longer in Prison . were it would be safer..All you fools saying how good the family his.There sould have also gone to Prison.the poor bloke who was run over will be suffering for years,,

Reply Posted by Peter on Saturday December 14 2013 at 21:37
I know the family well and all they did was protect there son . As for the family slagging the family off they want to wash there mouths out a son who is a hairdresser and a wife beater and smokes more pot than Anyone have met . People should not throw stones in glass houses

Reply Posted by sol dier on Saturday December 14 2013 at 22:42
I blame bargain booze. If they stayed open later he wouldn't of been jwalking at night, derv wouldn't be in jail having the time of his life. and you miserable stuffy judgemental little sausages would have to find someone else to whinge about and look down on and distract you from your own shortcomings

Reply Posted by Sergeant on Saturday December 14 2013 at 23:35
No sympathy for the guy who's life has been spoilt then?

Reply Posted by Clare and jim on Sunday December 15 2013 at 17:15
If you know this family you wouldn't say what you said Scott deserves what he got the family know that but Stacy and Gary are the nicest people you will meet and if you we're put in that position a lot would do the same .i am so sorry for the family of the man but don't ridicule the whole family for someone else's mistake .

Reply Posted by Peter on Monday December 16 2013 at 07:37
Gary and Claire only did what any natural parents do protect there children . They are a lovely family

Reply Posted by Peter is a cunt on Monday November 2 2015 at 22:31
Peter you are a ****

Reply Posted by Fred on Monday December 16 2013 at 20:46
Peter, no they didn't they attempted to cover up a serious crime where a man almost died and will suffer life long injuries.
'Every one makes mistakes for which they should be judged. Judge them on how deal with them.'

I for one can't imagine them being a lovely family, almost kill someone then lie to cover their ass, with no thought for anyone else !

Reply Posted by L on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 09:08
If it had been his car and if he would have stopped then he wouldnt have got charged with anything. The pedestrian ran into the road. Of course I feel sorry for the bloke and his family, i cannot imagine what they have gone through and still are going through. As it has already been said, the mcmanis family are a lovely family. Stacey and Gary are two of the nicest people you could wish to meet. I know for a fact that there are a lot of parents out there who would do the same for their kids! Scott got dealt a fair sentence for his crimes.

Reply Posted by anon on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 14:18
I can't believe what I'm reading. The family have obviously no moral compass & neither have you lot sticking up for them! Hope to God one of your family r never in an incident as bad as this, this man's life has been changed forever. These lads were racing. This man didn't step out in front of them & they left him for dead. If my son ever did this to someone I knowno I would take him to the police myself. They should all be locked up!

Reply Posted by Fred on Tuesday December 17 2013 at 18:22
At last someone who talks sense !

Well said anon !!!!!

The lack of morales and respect is a major reason this country is rapidly going down the pan. If the driver had been brought up with any level of decency he would have stopped at scene and tried to help to poor victim.

Reply Posted by say what on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 14:11
The idiot didn't care at all about this bloke only wanted to save his skin by doing what he did the bloke steped out from behind a van he wasn't to know that there was a car coming up on the wrong side of the road but if he had stopped scott would have only had got points for not been insured it was both people at falt but he should have stopped but saying that he still didn't drive carefully afterwards and I still don't know how scott and his family got to go on holiday to Tenerife when on bail and he'll be out in a year and half so a hope the family that he caused damage sort the silly little fag out

Reply Posted by say what on Wednesday December 18 2013 at 14:28
L how can you say that the mcmanis family are nice people they moved from bank end for reson all them years ago there scumbags most shifty people I know a wonder why scott only got charged with the two lest charges and how they didn't charge him for none payment of fines wonder if his uncle WHO IS A COPPER had owt to do with that or the fact that scotts dad gary has got a criminal record as long as his arm got away with just a suspended sentence There's somt not right with all this and as for not tracing the other car what a load of bollocks it was a red polo

Reply Posted by John on Saturday December 21 2013 at 22:39
The family got what they deserve. Scott obviously was too much of a coward to face up to what he had done. He was able to enjoy Christmas while the family of the man injured spent it in worry and turmoil. They say he 'felt ashamed' at what he had done so why hadn't he turned himself in straight away like a man? As for the father, he should've been a father and encouraged his son to face up to the consequences of what he had done. The sentences given will never be enough for the physical damage, let alone the psychological damage inflicted to the victim. Furthermore, as they 'wept' in court, it's likely that they were crocodile tears due to them being dealt the consequences of their actions. The victim, and the victim's family will never fully psychologically heal from the damage that Scott and his family have dealt them. My condolences to the victim and his family.

ipso Regulated