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Trucker Robert Palmer jailed for killing two charity cyclists

1 September 2014 Last updated at 14:17 BST

A lorry driver who killed two charity cyclists in Cornwall has been jailed for eight and a half years.

Truro Crown Court heard that delivery driver Palmer, 32, of Bude, in Cornwall had almost definitely fallen asleep at the wheel when he hit Andrew McMenigall and Toby Wallace on the A30 in 2013.

He had had no proper sleep for 24 hours and was texting at the time the accident occurred.

Leigh Rundle reports.

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