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Shennie Jaffer jailed for Bristol river crash death

  • 14 December 2012
  • From the section Bristol
Shennie Jaffer
Jaffer was also banned from driving for seven years

A man who caused the death of a woman when the car he was driving went off a bridge has been jailed for six years and eight months.

Shennie Jaffer, 33, pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court to causing the death of Namara Whisker, 22, by dangerous driving.

Ms Whisker was a front-seat passenger in the BMW when it crashed in the city.

Jaffer, from Easton, in Bristol, also admitted drinking and driving, and driving without insurance or a licence.

He was disqualified from driving for seven years and must take an extended retest at the end of that time.

There were five people in the car when it crashed through railings on St Phillips Bridge and fell 20ft (6m) into Bristol's harbourside, on 20 October.

Two passengers and six police officers who dived into the water in a rescue bid were taken to hospital.

Ms Whisker, who worked in Cabot Circus, was also from Easton and had recently had a baby.

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