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Hit-and-run driver jailed over jogger's death in Barnet

Aryeris Angelis
Image caption Police said Aryeris Angelis showed a "lack of morals"

A driver has been jailed for eight months for causing the death of a 20-year-old student in north London.

Bristol University student Elizabeth Beach-MacGeagh was out jogging when she was struck by a car in Netherlands Road, East Barnet, on 16 June 2010.

Aryeris Angelis, 26, of New Southgate, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. He also admitted to failing to stop after an accident.

Miss Beach-MacGeagh, of Marlborough, Wiltshire, died from head injuries.

The history student was crossing Netherlands Road at the junction of Temple Avenue when the car struck her, police said.

Image caption Elizabeth Alice Beach-MacGeagh was a history student at Bristol University

The jury trying Angelis, of Tewkesbury Terrace, at Wood Green Crown Court were unable to reach a decision on a further charge of perverting the course of justice.

In a statement the victim's father William MacGeagh said: "I am sure I speak for my ex-wife as well when I say this has been the worst experience a parent can go through with the loss of a much-loved daughter who was always so very full of life, positive energy and kindness for all."

He added he does not bear "any anger towards the driver - it won't bring Elizabeth back yet he will have to live with this for the rest of his life".

Det Sgt Cheryl Frost said: "Angelis has demonstrated a complete lack of morals, running a young woman over and just driving off."

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