Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man handed suspended sentence over fatal Andover crash

Brian Tozer
Image caption Brian Tozer was found lying in the road by a passing motorist

A man has escaped a prison sentence after admitting his part in a collision in which a cyclist died.

Brian Tozer, 46, was struck by a vehicle in Andover in the early hours of 6 March and was found lying in the road by a passing motorist.

He died of his injuries in hospital.

Michael O'Shea, 28, of Roman Way, Andover was given a five-month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to failing to stop at a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court.

He was also ordered to undertake 250 hours of unpaid work.

The court was told that Mr Tozer was injured on the A343 "owing to the presence" of O'Shea's car.

O'Shea left the scene of the crash and did not come forward when an appeal was put out by police.

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