A younger man who admitted killing a pensioner whereas driving dangerously has been jailed.
Macaulay Skirrow, 24, of Freemens Means, Deal, was handed 4 years and 6 months custody at Canterbury Crown Courtroom.
Skirrow pleaded responsible to inflicting the demise of motorcyclist Bernard Tomlin in July this year.
The courtroom heard Skirrow’s crimson Peugeot 106 crashed into Mr Tomlin’s orange Yamaha in Sutton Highway, Ripple, close to Deal, on August 23 final 12 months.
Mr Tomlin was travelling in direction of the crossroads with Mongeham Highway at about 12.45pm when the collision occurred.
An air ambulance was referred to as to the village however Mr Tomlin was pronounced lifeless on the scene, police mentioned.
The courtroom heard Skirrow had suffered adversarial psychological well being since inflicting Mr Tomlin’s demise and had beforehand battled issues with drug abuse.
‘You’ve sensibly made an early admission to, I’m afraid, a really severe offence…’
Oliver Kirk, defending, requested Decide Simon James to order a pre-sentence report earlier than the sentencing listening to.
Decide Simon James advised Skirrow there was an “overwhelming probability” he would obtain a custodial sentence on the plea and trial preparation listening to.
“You’ve sensibly made an early admission to, I’m afraid, a really severe offence,” he added.
Skirrow was driving in any other case in accordance with a licence and insurance coverage on the time of the crash, it’s understood.