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Driver from Royston jailed for killing girl

Carlo Zambonini
Image caption Carlo Zambonini admitted causing death by dangerous driving

A man who killed a three-year-old girl when his car mounted a pavement in Hertfordshire has been jailed for three years.

Frances Chin was struck by Carlo Zambonini's car while walking on a pavement on Kneesworth Street, Royston, in May 2011.

Zambonini, 58, admitted causing death by dangerous driving in December.

Zambonini of Old North Road, Royston, was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court earlier.

Frances was walking with her mother, sister and aunt on 26 May last year when the Mazda MX5 Zambonini was driving mounted the pavement and hit her, police said.

She died later in hospital. Her aunt also suffered serious injuries.

PC Martin Longley, from the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, said the sentence reflected the severity of the case and the consequences of driving dangerously.

"Our thoughts are with the family of Frances Chin today who have shown tremendous courage throughout what has been an extremely harrowing experience for them.

"Nothing can ever bring Frances back but I hope that the sentence today will allow her family some closure."

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