Coventry Men Jailed For Fatal Hit & Run In Stolen Car
11 December 2018, 07:47 | Updated: 11 December 2018, 07:53
Two men from Coventry have been jailed for more than 15 years for a hit and run, which left a man dead.
The pair threatened a man who was parked on Gordon Street with a knife, punched him and stole his Chevrolet Captiva. They drove off without headlights, travelling along the Coventry ring road onto Barras Lane, before mounting the curb and striking 38-year-old Leigh Price.
The two men failed to stop at the scene and after crashing on Radford Circle moments later, abandoned the car and fled on foot.
On Friday (7th) both were sentenced, having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
Harris was jailed for 10 years: five years and nine months for death by dangerous driving, four years for robbery and three months for possession of an offensive weapon. He was also disqualified from driving for 11 years and will have to sit an extensive test before getting behind the wheel again.
Fawkner was jailed for five years and four months for robbery and six months for possession of an offensive weapon.
Mr Price’s family have previously paid tribute to their loving father, brother, nephew and cousin. They said: “Leigh’s death has come as a huge shock to us all and we are devastated.”
Detective Constable Alex Rippin, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident where a man was simply walking home and sadly lost his life.
“Although this result will never bring him back, we hope it brings some justice to Leigh’s family.”