Berkshire

Cyclist Anthony Hilson death: Victoria McClure jailed

Victoria McClure
Victoria McClure may have been distracted by a sat nav system, the court heard

A woman who was convicted of causing a cyclist's death on a road in Berkshire has been jailed.

Cyclist Anthony Hilson, 46, was struck by a car driven by Victoria McClure, 38, on the A4 Bath Road at Twyford in September.

Prosecutors claimed she may have been distracted by using a satellite navigation system.

McClure, of Chilton Drive, Charvil, was jailed for 18 months and disqualified from driving for two and a half years.

A jury at Reading Crown Court found her guilty of causing death by dangerous driving following a trial in July.

'Tragic and emotional'

Anthony Hilson
Anthony Hilson was described by police as an experienced cyclist

Mr Hilson, who police described as an experienced cyclist, was married with two children.

Sgt Jim Lovell, from Thames Valley Police, said: "This has been a tragic and emotional case throughout. All of us should reflect upon the devastation this has had upon the Hilson family.

"They have shown great strength and respect throughout, as I know how much of an impact on their lives this has had.

"Regardless of the sentence today, the family are relieved it is now over. They can concentrate on trying to move forward and rebuilding their lives.

"It is worth reminding every motorist again to pay extra attention to all vulnerable road users."

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