Suffolk

Suzanne Knox spared jail over husband's pavement death

Suzanne Knox
Image caption Suzanne Knox drove her car into her husband following a row in September 2010

A woman who drove her car into her husband in Suffolk, killing him, has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Suzanne Knox admitted causing death by careless driving after she drove her car into her husband Anthony, 30, following a row in September 2010.

Knox, 26, of Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, was cleared of causing death by dangerous driving at a trial at Ipswich Crown Court last month.

She was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Well-being programme

Jurors were told Knox had been out looking for her husband with their two young children in the car when she saw him sitting on a kerb near a pub on Woods Loke East.

She drove up on to the kerb to speak to him, she told the court.

Knox told police she did not realise she had hit her husband until she got out of the car.

Mr Knox was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston, Norfolk, where he died.

Knox was also banned from driving for a year, placed under supervision for 18 months, ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid work and attend a women's emotional well-being programme.

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