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Man sentenced over Kingstanding police pursuit death

Branden Daniels Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Branden Daniels was sentenced on Friday

A driver who killed a woman when he crashed into a car while being pursued by police has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in a young offenders institute.

Sarah Giles, 20, was a passenger in a VW Golf when it was hit by an Audi A3 driven by Branden Daniels on 29 July.

Daniels, 20, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court.

He had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to causing death by dangerous driving over the crash in Birmingham.

He also admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

A 21-year-old occupant of the A3 and the 22-year-old driver of the Golf were hurt when the cars crashed on Kingsland Road in the Kingstanding area of the city.

At the time, the West Midlands force said the crash followed officers' "short pursuit" of the A3.

Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Sarah Giles was a passenger in a VW Golf struck by Branden Daniels

It was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

An IOPC spokesperson said: "Our investigation into police involvement prior to the fatal collision is ongoing at this stage."

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