Strong reaction online to Emily Phillips death crash sentencing

Paul Hemmingway and Mark Collins who were sentenced to six and a half years and four and half years respectively for causing death by dangerous driving of mum-of-two Emily Phillips on Boothtown Road
Paul Hemmingway and Mark Collins who were sentenced to six and a half years and four and half years respectively for causing death by dangerous driving of mum-of-two Emily Phillips on Boothtown Road
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Despite the length of sentence handed down from the judge angry readers took to the Courier Facebook page to express their disgust:

Karen Webster: Outrageous 6.5 years for one and 4.5 years for the other and they’ll be out in half that. This is not justice and is not a deterrent to the other idiots who think they can drive as they please with no consequence. Their arrogance, stupidity and recklessness took the life of a young mother in the most horrific way, injuring her partner and children in the process and ripped a whole family apart. These sentences are a joke!!!”


Sarah Woodyatt: “Not long enough if you ask me, sentences are worth nothing nowadays. That family has a sentence for life because of these boys’ stupidity.”


Ruth Emmett: “I totally agree its not long enough why should the family have a life sentence missing their beautiful Emily and her lovely children not growing up with their mummy they should be locked up for a very long time.”


Katie Reddington: “6 and a half years for one. 4 and a half years for the other. Yet it’s a life sentence for Emily and everyone who loved her. Disgusting.”


Shantel Johnson: “Disgusting, should have been sentenced to life, irresponsible and stupidity!! Thoughts are with family and friends.”


Paul Pirateleg Thomas: “Ridiculous sentences for such a wreckless crime, thoughts with the family and friends.”


Emma Cutts: “Not long enough. R.I.P. Emily thinking of your family. xx”


John Fossey: “Should have got life! It’s a joke!”

Kerry Woodrow: “Disgrace they got 11 years that’s her 2 kids combined age what a disgrace they have their whole lives ahead of them even though they took hers DISGUSTING the justice system is a total shambles.”


Carmel Ryan: “Not long enough Should of got longer. My heart goes out to her two children and partner. RIP Emily.”

Nichola Wolfenden: “Should have got life!!!! Them poor babies have to grow up without their mummy. Rip Emily”


Sallie-Ann Bee: “How can this be justice! That poor family will never ever be the same because of mindless idiots!”