Man Jailed For Life For Ascot Murder

2 May 2013, 11:12 | Updated: 2 May 2013, 12:22

A man from Slough has been sentenced to life in prison for murder after running a man over on purpose in Ascot last year.

Ricky Clarke-Dilly, aged 22, from Grampian Way, Langley was found guilty of murder of Simon Large in October 2012 following a trial at Reading Crown Court.

He had admitted a charge of manslaughter but denied murder and will serve a minimum of 15 years before being eligible for parole.

Ryan Quartermaine, aged 21, from Mead Avenue, Slough admitted perverting the course of justice in relation to this case at an earlier hearing. He will be sentenced on 10 May.

Senior Investigating Officer Det Chief Inspector Gill Wootton from Major Crime said: "This was a brutal and hugely disproportionate response by Clarke-Dilly to what amounted to a nightclub scuffle. Using the car as a weapon, he ended the life of Simon Large at just 24, leaving his family stunned by their loss.

"When Clarke-Dilly was arrested the same morning, three-and-a-half hours after running down Simon Large, he was still nearly double the legal drink-drive limit.

"I would like to pay tribute to Simon Large’s family and friends who have remained so strong in the most trying and distressing of circumstances. I am pleased with the result and believe that justice has been done."