The family of a pregnant woman who was killed in a horrifying hit-and-run accident in Birmingham will not be able to appeal against the seven-year sentence given to the driver responsible, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday.
Sarah Hunt, aged 28, her unborn child and nine-year-old son Kieran were killed as they crossed a road on the A45 in the Hay Mills area on October 2 last year. Raja Ibrer Faisel (19), from Small Heath, admitted causing their deaths by dangerous driving at the city’s crown court. On Tuesday, Judge John Saunders QC sentenced him to seven years detention and disqualified him from driving for five years.
Mrs Hunt’s uncle, Matthew Trustlove, said the family was "disgusted" at the sentence, which means he could be freed in just three and a half years if released on licence.
A spokesman for the CPS said there would not be an appeal. "A senior lawyer has received the judgment from the judge along with his comments. She does not believe the case is unduly lenient."