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Adam Uyiekpen death: Sentence referred to Attorney General

Tracy Carrington Image copyright GMP
Image caption Carrington admitted causing death by dangerous driving and driving while disqualified

The sentence given to a drunk driver who killed a pedestrian at a Manchester bus stop "fell a long way short of what was available", the local MP has said.

Adam Uyiekpen died after disqualified driver Tracy Carrington's car hit the stop on Moston Lane on 2 August.

She was jailed on Wednesday for six years four months after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

Graham Stringer, MP for Blackley and Broughton, has referred Carrington's case to the Attorney General.

Causing death by dangerous driving carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.

Sentencing guidelines for the offence cover three levels of seriousness - level one which ranges from seven to 14 years in prison, level two which allows between four and seven years, and level three which carries a term of between two and five years.

Anyone has the right to apply for a sentence to be reviewed by the Attorney General's Office and officers then consider whether cases need to be referred to the Court of Appeal.

A spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office said a decision over Carrington's sentence would be made in due course.

Image copyright GMP
Image caption Adam Uyiekpen was hit on Moston Lane and died at the scene

Mr Stringer said Carrington was "a danger to society and she will be out in less than three years".

"The sentence is not appropriate. This is a very serious case [where] one person has died and one person has been badly injured."

He said the "basis of sentencing, as well as what's happened to the victim, is will this person continue to damage the lives of others with their offending."

"The evidence is that she is someone who has not learned from previous convictions and yet the sentence fell a long way short of what was available to the court."

Following her sentencing, Mr Uyiekpen's family said Carrington "deserved every second" of her jail term and that while "removing her from society can never bring Adam back, it will protect the public from a dangerous individual".

Carrington, who also admitted driving while disqualified, was banned from driving for life.

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