Boy racer jailed for seven years

LORNA MARSH A “boy racer” who killed a 17-year-old and maimed another was jailed for seven years today.Scott Hunt, 20, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving by a jury at Norwich Crown Court and was sentenced in front of the families of the two victims.

LORNA MARSH

A “boy racer” who killed a 17-year-old and maimed another was jailed for seven years today.

Scott Hunt, 20, was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving by a jury at Norwich Crown Court and was sentenced in front of the families of the two victims.

Hunt, of Centre Vale, Dersingham, near King's Lynn, was racing his friend through the village one night last June when he lost control of his Land Rover Discovery round a sharp left hand bend.

The car mounted a pavement, killing Jamie Griffin, 17, and causing injuries so serious to Jade Rand, also 17, that she had to have her leg amputated. Both families said after the case that they welcomed the sentence.

Hunt - who had admitted careless driving - was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving at Norwich Crown Court, last week, after more than seven hours of deliberation by the jury.

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During the five day trial, the jury had heard how Hunt had displayed a “propensity to show off” and charge round Dersingham in his 4x4.

On June 3 last year, he was chasing his friend Christian Butteriss through the village when he spun off a left hand bend on Manor Road, close to St Nicholas's Church.

As he spun off the road, he hit Jamie and Jade, who were walking home with four other friends from the Feathers pub.

Hunt, of Centre Vale, Dersingham, had pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving but had admitted careless driving.