Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire M1 crash police banned from road

Two South Yorkshire Police officers have been banned from driving for eight months after their unmarked vehicles collided with a people carrier.

Det Con Anthony Hilliard Perkins and PC Paul Jason Salvesen admitted careless driving when they appeared at Leeds Crown Court.

An 11-year-old boy was seriously hurt, a woman and second child were also injured in the crash.

The collision on 30 April, 2010 was on the M1 north near junction 34.

Speaking after the case, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it had conducted a robust investigation.

IPCC Commissioner Nicholas Long said: "The evidence presented by IPCC investigators following an independent investigation was such that the officers pleaded at a very early stage."

South Yorkshire Police said in a statement: "We will now consider whether there is any further action that needs to be taken in respect of the officers and any recommendations made by the IPCC."