Tyne & Wear

Mark Flynn crash death: Daniel Thompson, 25, given suspended term

Mark Flynn with his dog Scamp Image copyright Northumbria Police
Image caption Mark Flynn's dog Scamp also died in the crash

A Tyneside man who admitted dangerous driving after a crash in which another motorist was killed, has been spared a prison sentence.

Mark Flynn, 38, from Blyth, died when his car hit a safety barrier on the Coast Road in North Shields in 2012.

The driver of a second car, Daniel Thompson, 25, admitted dangerous driving and was given an eight-month sentence, suspended for two years.

He was found not guilty of causing Mr Blyth's death by dangerous driving.

Mr Thomspon, of Killingworth Avenue, Backworth, was also banned from driving for two years and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,300 costs.

He had previously admitted dangerous driving when he appeared at Newcastle Crown Court.

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