Pair jailed after Glenavy man's hit-and-run tragedy in Liverpool

THE family of the Glenavy man who was killed after a hit-an-run incident in Liverpool have thanked those who stopped to help him after two men were jailed in connection with his death.

Matthew Bradley was enjoying a night out with friends on Friday, November 3, 2017 when he was struck by a silver BMW car. Its driver failed to stop, leaving Matthew critically injured in the street.

The 24-year-old died from his injuries a short time later in hospital.

Last week, Thomas Joseph Bimson (23), of Waterloo Road, Liverpool was sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. He was also sentenced to two years for causing death while driving unlicensed, and two years for causing death while driving uninsured, to run concurrently. He was additionally disqualified from driving for 12 years with an extended re-test imposed.

Ibrar Saddique (35), of Sunnybank Lane, Pudsey, West Yorkshire was sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of aiding and abetting a driver who caused death by dangerous driving. He was additionally disqualified from driving for three years and nine months.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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