Lorry driver who killed cyclist in hit and run given suspended sentence

Mark Baker tried to claim damage to his vehicle occurred in a vehicle yard, but later changed his plea to guilty and was given a suspended six-month sentence

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A lorry driver who killed a cyclist in a hit and run incident in Shropshire last year has walked free from court after receiving a suspended sentence.

Mark Baker, 40, pleaded guilty to causing the death of Michael Saunders, 61, by careless driving on the A49 near Dorrington in June 2014.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.