London, Publish Date: Nov 10 2018
A police officer in the UK has been jailed for 18 months for causing the death of an Indian-origin shopkeeper by dangerous driving.
Balvinder Singh, 59, died in hospital from his injuries after the van he was driving was hit by off-duty Jason Bannister’s vehicle in Wolverhampton in December 2016.
Bannister, 45, of Wombourne, was treated for minor injuries following the collision and had pleaded guilty in a hearing in September.
He was sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment by a Birmingham Crown Court on Friday, the BBC reported.
Bannister is currently suspended from duty. The Staffordshire police said they would launch misconduct proceedings now the court case had concluded.