Brakes on lorry 'totally inadequate'
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Bath tipper truck crash: Matthew Gordon and Peter Wood jailed

A haulage boss and a mechanic have been jailed following a 2015 tipper truck crash that killed four people in Bath.

Matthew Gordon and Peter Wood were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court to seven-and-a-half years and five years three months, respectively.

They were told the lorry had "truly serious faults" that were "obvious to anyone".

Mitzi Steady, four, Robert Parker, 59, Philip Allen, 52, and Stephen Vaughan, 34, died in the crash in February 2015.

DCI Richard Ocone, speaking outside Bristol Crown Court, said Grittenham Haulage Ltd showed a "blatant disregard...in its duty of care to the public".

  • 27 Jan 2017