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A Belfast woman who caused a woman’s death when she caused a three vehicle road traffic collision has been put on probation for a year.. (stock photo)

A Belfast woman who caused a woman’s death when she caused a three vehicle road traffic collision has been put on probation for a year.. (stock photo)

A Belfast woman who caused a woman’s death when she caused a three vehicle road traffic collision has been put on probation for a year.. (stock photo)

A Belfast woman who caused a woman’s death when she caused a three vehicle road traffic collision has been put on probation for a year.

Sentencing Michelle Crooks at Newtownards Magistrates Court on Wednesday, District Judge Mark Hamill told the 52-year-old he hoped the order will “help you get through this” while also imposing a 16 month driving ban.

He commented that given the fact the PPS opted to prosecute the case in the petty sessions where the maximum sentence is six months, to send Crooks to jail for what would be a matter of weeks “would be an utterly pointless exercise”.


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