Pepe Belmonte playing guitar
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Dangerous driving PC David Lynch spared jail

A police officer convicted of driving a police van dangerously when it hit a cyclist in east London has been given an eight-month suspended jail term.

PC David Lynch, 31, had been driving at speeds of up to 68mph in a 30mph zone when the van crashed into Joseph Belmonte in Hackney on 31 March 2011.

The musician, known as Pepe, suffered serious spinal injuries and brain damage, Southwark Crown Court heard.

Lynch, from from Comfrey Road in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, has resigned from the British Transport Police.

  • 09 Oct 2012