CHINGFORD: Cyclist killer jailed

Victim Jim Fleming.

Victim Jim Fleming.

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A CHINGFORD motorist who killed a cyclist and then fled the scene has been jailed for five years.

Ali Altuntas, 37, of Leadale Avenue, was driving on the A413 in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, last year when he smashed into 47-year-old council worker Jim Fleming.

Mr Fleming died instantly.

The crash made an orphan out of his 10-year-old son William, who had lost his mother to cervical cancer just a year beforehand.

Altuntas denied causing death by dangerous driving but jurors at Aylesbury Crown Court unanimously found him guilty yesterday.

He was given four years in jail for that offence and a further year for perverting the course of justice.

His Honour the Judge Lord Parmoor told Altuntas: “You were driving at 70 mph. You ploughed into him... You didn't go and check the body, you decided that you wanted to run away to try and avoid conviction.

"You left him lying there and fled.”

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9:56am Wed 15 Sep 10

Hugh Jed says...

Poor child, so tragic. Should be a longer sentence.
Poor child, so tragic. Should be a longer sentence. Hugh Jed
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2:17pm Wed 15 Sep 10

pjcoop says...

Life's cheap in this country now. If he'd ripped off a bank or insulted the judge he would of got 10 years.
The Criminal Justice System is basically a money-making scheme created by the Judicial system FOR the judicial system. It does not punish criminals and does not protect the public.. but hey.... the lawyers made a few quid out of this I'm sure.
Life's cheap in this country now. If he'd ripped off a bank or insulted the judge he would of got 10 years. The Criminal Justice System is basically a money-making scheme created by the Judicial system FOR the judicial system. It does not punish criminals and does not protect the public.. but hey.... the lawyers made a few quid out of this I'm sure. pjcoop
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