Angus Freemen: Tractor driver sentenced over Elaine Steel death

Elaine Steele Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Elaine Steele worked at a holiday park in Windermere

A tractor driver who ran over a pedestrian after failing to observe a "give way" sign has been given a suspended sentence.

Elaine Steele, 59, of Oxhenholme, Cumbria, was struck by the five tonne vehicle while walking by the A591 at Troutbeck Bridge in February 2015.

Angus Freemen, a farmer, admitted causing death by careless driving.

The judge at Carlisle Crown Court sentenced the 33-year-old to a 24-week prison term, suspended for 12 months.

He was also banned from driving for a year and told to pay £545 costs.

The court heard Freeman, who used the route every day, could give no explanation for failing to observe a "give way" sign immediately before joining the A591 and striking Ms Steele,

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