Ashley Lindo jailed after high-speed police pursuit in Middlesbrough
- 28 July 2014
- From the section Tees
A driver who knocked down and killed a boy on a footpath eight years ago is back in custody after he admitted leading police on a high-speed pursuit.
Ashley Lindo, 24, reached speeds of up to 60mph in a 20mph zone, Teesside Crown Court heard.
Lindo, of Orwell Street, Middlesbrough, admitted dangerous driving in the town and was jailed for 18 months.
He spent 18 months in a young offenders' institution after killing Daniel Conroy-Curtin, eight, in 2006.
Daniel died from brain injuries after being hit by a stolen car that Lindo was driving.
'Not learned lesson'
PC Thomas Bradley, of Cleveland Police, said: "We welcome the sentence handed out today and believe it is absolutely justified.
"Mr Lindo's activity that day in April shows he has clearly not learned his lesson from the tragic events of some years ago.
"It was only a matter of good luck that another tragedy was avoided this time."
As well as being jailed, Lindo was disqualified from driving for five years.
He has a long list of convictions.
In January 2005 he was given an 18-month supervision order after being convicted of taking a vehicle without consent, interfering with a vehicle and driving while disqualified.
In August that year he was given another supervision order following a conviction for driving without insurance and taking a vehicle without consent.
Five months later he was convicted of possessing a Class C drug and given a two-month supervision order.
He admitted dangerous following Daniel's death. Lindo was released from custody in November 2007.
Then in March 2009 he was sentenced to 23 months in a young offenders' institution for aggravated vehicle taking.