'What's the point in sending him to prison?': Motorist who admitted killing cyclist spared jail by judge

Motorist who admitted killing cyclist avoids jail after judge sees 'no point' in prison sentence

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A motorist from Northern Ireland has avoided a possible custodial sentence for killing a cyclist after a judge decided that there was "no point" in sending him to prison.

William Lappin, from Newtownards, admitted causing the death by dangerous driving of cyclist Stephen Lynch, but was spared a possible prison sentence by Judge Mark Hamill.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.