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Video: Enda Dolan - Killer driver Stewart's jail time increased by one year


A drunk driver who knocked down and killed a student has had his sentenced increased by one year.

Enda Dolan (18) from Co Tyrone, was in his first term studying acrhitecture at Queen's University Belfast when he was struck by a van on the city's Malone Road in October 2014.

David Stewart (31), of Gray's Park Avenue, Belfast, admitted a series of charges linked to the teenager's death.

He was sentenced to seven years - three-and-a-half years in prison and the same on license - last April.

But today the Court of Appeal in Belfast extended his sentence to nine years - meaning he will spend a further year behind bars.

Speaking outside the court, Enda's father Peter, said there had been no winners.

He said the family's faith in the justice system had been "slightly restored" by the decision today.

During his trial, the court heard that Stewart, who had consumed drink and drugs before driving his van, drove with the teenager on the roof of his van for about 800 yards before he stopped.

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