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Ipso upholds accuracy complaint against Herne Bay Gazette

An apology and a clarification In the original version of this post, I described the Gazette’s response to the IPSO ruling as an “apology”. As the editor of the Gazette has pointed out to me, this was a mistake on my part. I should correctly have described it as a “clarification” – I am reliably informed that the distinction is …

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Teen drink-driver sentenced to five years after killing rider

An 18-year-old drunkdriver has been jailed for five years for causing the death of a charity cyclist. Bethany Mackie knocked back vodka and cockatils before she hit and killed dad-of-three Christian Smith on the Old Thanet Way near Chestfield in March. She had earlier admitted causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving and was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court on …

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TEEN JAILED FOR DEATH OF CYCLIST

Five year sentence for drink-drive tragedy A HERNE Bay teenager has been jailed for five years after causing the death of a charity cyclist while drink driving. Bethany Mackie, 18, of Beltinge Road, was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court last Friday. having previously pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. In the early hours …

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Teen jailed over charity ride death

A teenager who killed a cyclist during a charity bike ride has been sentenced to five years in prison. Bethany Mackie, 18, was more than twice the legal alcohol limit when her car hit Christian Smith, 38, from behind. He was cycling alongside his wife on the last leg of a 24-hour, 248-mile ride across Kent and Sussex on 22 March. The …

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Driver faces jail for cyclist’s death

An 18-year-old driver has been told to expect a prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to causing the death of a charity cyclist while over the limit. Bethany Mackie, of Beltinge Road, Herne Bay, was driving along the Old Thanet Way on March 22 when she crashed into 38.year-old Christian Smith while he was on a marathon 24-hour ride through …

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