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Adam Uyiekpen death: No appeal over Tracy Carrington sentence

Tracy Carrington Image copyright GMP
Image caption Tracy Carrington was jailed for six years and four months in September

The length of a jail sentence given to a drunk driver who killed a pedestrian will not be appealed following a decision by the Solicitor General.

Tracy Carrington, 51, was jailed for six years and four months in September after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

Adam Uyiekpen, 32, died when Carrington's car hit him as he stood at a bus stop in Moston Lane on 2 August.

The length of her sentence was queried by Labour MP Graham Stringer.

At the time, the Blackley and Broughton MP said it "fell a long way short of what was available". The maximum tariff for the offence is 14 years.

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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."

Carrington, of Routledge Walk, Harpurhey, also admitted driving while disqualified and, at Manchester Crown Court on 24 September, she was also banned from driving for life.

A spokesman for the Solicitor General Robert Buckland said the case had not been referred to the Court of Appeal as it was unlikely a judge would change the sentence.

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