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Live updates: Brockholes Brow death crash sentencing

Posted on - 7th August, 2018 - 12:02pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads
Rachel Murphy and Shelby Maher
Rachel Murphy and Shelby Maher

The man who killed two girls from Preston will take the stand to learn his sentence during Tuesday (7 August).

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Mohmed Salman Patel, 26, from Blackburn, has been found guilty of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Rachel Marie Murphy, 23, and Shelby Lauren Maher, 17, died on April 20 2016 in Brockholes Brow.

They were hit by a BMW 320 SE driven by Patel, of St Michael’s Road, Blackburn.

Read more: Families of Brockholes Brow crash victims respond to Patel’s sentence

He denied causing death by dangerous driving.

An initial trial, at Preston Crown Court, collapsed when the jury could not reach a verdict.

Following a re-trial on Monday (6 August) Patel was found guilty on both counts and will be sentenced by Judge Robert Altham.

Patel has been jailed for six years and disqualified from driving for nine years.

Mohmed Salman Patel arrives at Preston Crown Court Pic: SWNS
Mohmed Salman Patel arrives at Preston Crown Court Pic: SWNS

We’ll have live updates from Court 7 as the family await to hear what the judge has to say. Additional reporting by Olivia Baron.

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