Stephanie-Claire Armsby crash death: Man jailed

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for causing the death of a Lincolnshire soldier in a road crash.

L/Cpl Stephanie-Claire Armsby, 24, from Branston, near Lincoln, died after her car was struck by a van on the B1188 at Nocton Heath in November 2010.

Paul Steven Mould, of 4 Spring Court, Dunston, had admitted causing death by dangerous driving.

Mould was jailed for 21 months and banned for driving for three years at Lincoln Crown Court.

L/Cpl Armsby had just returned home following a tour of Afghanistan with the Royal Signals, based at RAF Digby, when the crash happened on 14 November 2010.

'Pain and suffering'

In sentencing, Judge Michael Heath said: "No sentence I can pass can bring her back. It was your 26th birthday and it will always be a reminder of this day.

"You have shown genuine and deeply felt remorse.

"She was a fine young woman who had just completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan."

In a statement after the hearing, her family said: "The sentence passed could really never be enough for the amount of pain and suffering he has caused our family.

"When the sentence has been served he can return to a normal life. Thanks to him our daughter and our family never can."

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