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Man convicted of causing fatal Colchester crash sees driving ban appeal rejected

PUBLISHED: 15:54 12 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:57 12 October 2017

Joshua Irvine. Picture supplied by ESSEX POLICE

Joshua Irvine. Picture supplied by ESSEX POLICE

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A man who was convicted of causing a fatal crash in Colchester in 2012 has lost his court appeal against his driving conviction.

Parents of Josh Irvine, killed in a car crash in 2012. Picture WILL LODGEParents of Josh Irvine, killed in a car crash in 2012. Picture WILL LODGE

Joshua Irvine, 18, died when the Citroen Saxo he was a passenger in collided head-on with a road sweeper in Bromley Road on November 8, 2012.

The driver of the Saxo, Michael Lock, 23, of Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, admitted causing death by dangerous driving in June 2014.

He was jailed for three years, which he has now served, and disqualified from driving for six years, which he is currently serving.

At Chelmsford Crown Court on Monday, October 9, Lock had his appeal against the length of his driving ban rejected.

Michael Lock, who was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving has had his appeal against his driving ban rejected. Picture: ESSEX POLICEMichael Lock, who was convicted of causing death by dangerous driving has had his appeal against his driving ban rejected. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

In a statement Joshua’s family said: “It has been nearly five years since our wonderful son Joshua was taken from us by Michael Lock’s dangerous driving. “During that time we have begun to deal with the fact that we will never see our son again, that he will never have a chance at fulfilling his dream of joining the navy and will never have a family of his own.

“He received a six-year driving disqualification, which meant that he would not be a danger to the public for a good few years.

“On hearing that he was appealing this punishment it felt like he was killing Joshua all over again, but justice has prevailed and his appeal was refused.

“We have no doubt that when he is able he will appeal again, but for now he will have to take his punishment and Joshua has had justice.”

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