Hit and run trio sentenced

Matthew Reynolds
Matthew Reynolds

Two men have been jailed after admitting charges connected to a hit and run which left an Ilkeston teenager fighting for his life.

Matthew Reynolds, of St Norbert’s Drive, Kirk Hallam, was jailed for a total of three years and two months for failing to stop at the scene of an accident, failing to report an accident, driving with no insurance and perverting the course of justice.

James Harrison

James Harrison

The 29-year-old was banned from driving for four years during the hearing today (Friday) at Derby Crown Court.

James Harrison, 22, of Oliver Road, Kirk Hallam, admitted perverting the course of justice and was jailed for 20 months.

A third man Scott Hipkiss, 18, of Kirkby-in-Ashfield was given an eight-month sentence, suspended for a year and 200 hours of unpaid work for admitting perverting the course of justice

Reynolds had pleaded guilty to hitting 19-year-old Haydn Thomson in the early hours of Saturday May 12 in Stanton Road, Ilkeston.

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