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Stoke-on-Trent crash death driver spared second jail term

A man who caused the death of a doorman who died six years after being hit by a car has been spared a second jail term.

David Churchman was helping an injured woman in Stoke-on-Trent in 2002 when a car was deliberately aimed at a group of people. He died in 2008.

Aliu Adeyemo, 29, from Coventry, admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was given nine months in prison, suspended for two years.

He was jailed for three years in 2003 for causing grievous bodily harm.

Forensic tests

Adeyemo, from Synkere Close, Keresley, had been driving a Mitsubishi which was deliberately driven at a group of people outside the Place nightclub in Bryan Street in September.

Mr Churchman was seriously injured in the incident and when he died six years later had made only a partial recovery from his injuries.

After his death forensic tests were carried out and the Crown Prosecution Service decided to charge Adeyemo with causing death by dangerous driving.

Adeyemo was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, told he must have a home curfew between 1900 and 0700 for six months, was disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to retake a driving test.

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