Lancashire

Blackpool man spared jail for double fatal Weeton bike crash

Patrick Cresswell and Suzanne Smith Image copyright Other
Image caption Patrick Cresswell, 46, and passenger Suzanne Smith, 25, died in the crash on 9 September 2013

A motorcyclist convicted of dangerous driving after a biker and his pillion passenger died when they hit a tractor in Lancashire has been spared jail.

Daren Leslie, 36, from Blackpool, was given an eight-month suspended sentence at Preston Crown Court.

Patrick Cresswell, 46, and pillion Suzanne Smith, 25, from Marton in Blackpool, were killed in Mythop Road near Weeton on 9 September last year.

Leslie, of Norfolk Road, was banned from driving for two years.

He was also ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community work.

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